Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not see old content.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux web hosting services. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a pretty user-friendly interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also see an elaborate log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to enable more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS services if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the performance of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the considerably lowered load on the virtual server and the accelerated website browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites that would usually need a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to accelerate any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have full control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take just one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more competent, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host an immense number of Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.