Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see old data.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded 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 decide if you want plenty of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/deactivate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website that employs the Varnish platform or check an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default service set that you will obtain in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform works best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached data with only a click.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS, so if you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular configuration that you’ve selected during the VPS order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the work of several different frequently visited websites, so the better website load speeds and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will be perceptible. The effect may not be detectable straight away, as Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that users open, but shortly after you activate it, you will witness its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to improve the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if 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 cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It will take only a click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even if you host a lot of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be detectable. You’ll just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.