Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever 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 accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the website visitors will not see outdated info.

Varnish in Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a specific website and you receive many site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each website and for checking detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new account has been set up, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been built. If you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will immensely lower the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting services, so if you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very VPS package that you have selected during the subscription process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the work of a number of resource-absorbing Internet sites, so the faster site loading speeds and the reduced load on your VPS server will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident right away, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors request, but soon after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have total control over it via an incredibly easy-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large websites with many visitors, you will notice the tremendously better web page load times and the less load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.