Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/remove an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site that uses the Varnish platform or view a detailed log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your new account has been opened, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. In case you need more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will seriously lower the server load generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS packages in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the work of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly lowered load and the enhanced website loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for sites that would normally need a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert total control over it through a truly easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to browse a detailed log, to clear the cached content for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have traffic-hungry websites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the considerably better website load times and the decreased load on your server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.