Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting plans. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get an amazingly intuitive interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific website. You can also view an exhaustive log or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default service set that you’ll get when you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached contents with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only precondition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple large-size Internet sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the decreased load on your virtual machine very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced VPS, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you manage busy Internet sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll have total control over it via a rather easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see an in-depth system log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-absorbing websites with many visitors, you will notice the considerably faster web page load times and the less load on the machine. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the site content that people request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.