Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site 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 browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to discontinue or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is included in the basic service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached content with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting plans that we’re offering on the condition that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a considerable reduction in the overall server load and a tremendously faster webpage loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while as the visitors browse the site and once the content has been cached, you’ll observe the effects. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform significantly better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra cost and you’ll exert total control over it via an exceptionally user-friendly interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an elaborate system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have traffic-hungry websites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster site loading speeds and the less load on the server. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.