Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. 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 accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t see out-of-date information.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally intuitive interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also see an elaborate system log file or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have numerous happy users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the standard set of services that you will acquire in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single web site. Varnish performs best when you assign a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS plans in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends upon the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the work of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the considerably reduced load on the Virtual Private Server and the enhanced Internet site browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for sites that would normally require a more high-priced hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful website hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the overall performance of your Internet sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The smallest amount of system memory that the caching platform can use to cache content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge number of busy sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.