Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens 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 loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading site, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain site and you draw lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been created, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your site has been published online. If you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel 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 system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will noticeably lower the load on the semi-dedicated server that your sites produce, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from your Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-hungry websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you will notice the considerably faster web page loading times and the less load on the VPS server very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, since you won’t require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have larger websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no extra cost and you will exert total control over it via a very simple-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to browse an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached content for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-absorbing Internet sites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster website loading times and the decreased load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the pages that people open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.