Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses 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. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading site, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting. 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 a pretty simple-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also see an elaborate log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of happy visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one large-sized website or run several different sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all VPS servers that we offer given that the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of websites, you will notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a considerably better web page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the website and once the content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the effects. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS plan will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work much better, but you’ll also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the performance of your Internet sites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with a click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an enormous selection of resource-hungry Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a tremendous load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.