Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites under a website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total 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 are not directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one single large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or check a detailed log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator tool and boost the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be utilized by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no additional cost, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only prerequisite is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan features a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-requiring websites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors access, so you will notice the considerably better Internet site load times and the reduced load on your server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less costly server, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your sites even if you have traffic-intensive websites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered effortlessly via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will witness a substantially faster site performance plus a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a huge number of Internet sites on the dedicated machine.