Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud website hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will allow you to stop or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied website users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to create more instances as well, in case you wish to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large-scale Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached content, to check a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each package features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple resource-hungry Internet sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously better site loading speeds and the less load on your virtual machine in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less costly virtual server, since you will not need that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you own popular websites with many visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert total control over it through a very easy-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-sized Internet sites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better page load times and the reduced load on the machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.