Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud website hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator tool and speed up any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached content using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS plans offered by our company on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a handful of sites, you’ll notice a great decrease in the overall server load and a significantly better webpage load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while as the users navigate the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll observe the results. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive VPS plan will do the very same job as a more high-priced 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

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cache associated with any site that’s using Varnish and if you are more competent, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.