Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a certain page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the required info. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, meaning more happy users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to shut down any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS web hosting in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the given package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably decreased load on the VPS server and the accelerated site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS package for Internet sites that would normally need a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can employ Varnish to speed up any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or disable an instance or to delete the cache associated with any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You will just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.