Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have chosen and you can add and configure the platform with several clicks through the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given website and you win lots of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click controls for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for checking comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your website has been built. In case you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will immensely reduce the load on the server produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data associated with any of your sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS hosting services when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the particular VPS plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly decreased load on the Virtual Private Server and the accelerated website browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end VPS package for sites that would typically require a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra cost and you will exert complete control over it through a really user-friendly graphical interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run heavy websites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster site loading times and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the website content that visitors request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.