Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors will not see out-of-date data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or see an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is an essential part of the standard service set that you will obtain when you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want 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 platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting service, so if you buy a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the particular package that you’ve picked during the registration process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of several traffic-heavy websites, so the better site browsing speeds and the reduced load on your server will be noticeable. The result may not be apparent right away, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that visitors open, but shortly after you activate it, you will feel its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to enhance the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you’ll also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface. It will take just a click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached data for any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run many sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.