Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or see an elaborate log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-absorbing site or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cache, to check a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans offered by us on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several websites, you will notice a serious decrease in the overall server load and a considerably faster page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while as the users navigate the site and once the content has been cached, you will notice the effect. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey plan will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform considerably better, but you’ll also spare some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you will have total control over it via a rather intuitive graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-absorbing Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster website loading speeds and the reduced load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.