Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending 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 in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your sites under a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. 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 linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each site which employs Varnish or view an elaborate log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans offered by us will allow you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been activated, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been published online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will greatly decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra cost, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple traffic-heavy sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load speeds and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you own traffic-heavy Internet sites with multiple visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed with no effort from Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one single click, you can browse a comprehensive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files associated with any site and much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a significantly faster site performance as well as a lowered load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host multiple Internet sites on the dedicated machine.