Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and increase the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a specific site and you draw lots of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated services that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will enormously lower the load on the server produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease from your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for multiple large-size websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load speeds and the reduced load on your virtual machine very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS, since you will not require that many resources to sustain the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got large sites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more proficient, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be detectable. You’ll only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have all that you need.