Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Anytime 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see outdated information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will permit you to remove or to restart any instance, to view detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, meaning more pleased website visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and improve the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting packages that we’re offering on the condition that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of sites, you’ll notice a serious decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will perceive the effects. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert full control over it through a really simple-to-work-with interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to view an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-swallowing Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better website load speeds and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.