Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the required data. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/stop an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see an elaborate log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will permit you to add more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one traffic-intensive Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cache, to view a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole precondition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. Each package includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple popular websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the much better website load speeds and the reduced load on your virtual machine very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got traffic-hungry Internet sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to speed up any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cache associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more trained, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You will just have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.