Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor loads a given page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the first request and if the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or check a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will permit you to add more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming Internet site or use several websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting packages when you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the substantially lowered load on the VPS server and the increased website browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for sites which would typically need a more expensive web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI. It will take just one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more advanced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run a large number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You will only need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.