Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our cloud website hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you will get a pretty easy-to-use GUI, which will give you full control over the caching system. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also see an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have many pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is part of the basic service set that you will receive in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case 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 simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting plans, so in case you acquire a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific VPS package that you have selected during the signup procedure, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the performance of a number of traffic-heavy websites, so the better site load speeds and the reduced load on your server will be perceivable. The effect may not be detectable straight away, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people open, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll witness its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less cash to get the exact same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you will have complete control over it through an amazingly simple-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see a comprehensive log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-requiring Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster page load times and the lowered load on the dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that people browse. 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 considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.