Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading website, which means a much-improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a really easy-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular site. You can also check a comprehensive system log or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of happy visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web accelerator and increase the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS plans when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the work of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly after that you will notice the considerably reduced load on the VPS and the increased website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites which would normally need a more high-priced hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll exert complete control over it through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed system log, to delete the cache associated with any website and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-absorbing sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster web page loading times and the reduced load on the server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.