Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can activate and configure the platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a certain site and you draw lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for stopping or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator and boost the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the work of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load and the accelerated site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for websites that would typically need a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It’ll take just a click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached content for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run an enormous number of websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.