Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever 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 loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading page, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t see old info.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and increase your websites’ load speed irrespective of the hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a specific site and you get plenty of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for seeing in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances too, in case you would like to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding Internet site or use several different sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only condition is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-hungry Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster page loading times and the less load on the virtual server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, as you won’t require that much power to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you run resource-heavy Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an elaborate system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly better site performance plus a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run multiple websites on your machine.