Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Every time 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated data.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/disable an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or check an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is 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 Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you need more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will enable you to enable more instances too, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-absorbing website or run a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several resource-demanding Internet sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously better web page loading times and the lowered load on your virtual server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less high-priced virtual server, since you won’t require that much power to warrant the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-heavy websites with plenty of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed without effort through Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check an in-depth log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly better site performance plus a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on the server.