Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting plans. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get an amazingly simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a given site. You can also see an in-depth system log or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of pleased site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS web hosting plans offered by us on the condition that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of websites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a much better page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will perceive the result. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey package will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work considerably better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take only a click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you are more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be evident. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.