Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, 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 if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the users won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface will permit you to delete or to restart any instance, to see detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open considerably faster, which means more happy website users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting plans in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content is dependent upon the specific VPS package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but soon after that you’ll notice the considerably lowered load on your virtual server and the enhanced website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for sites that would usually require a more costly web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain Varnish at no additional charge and you will have full control over it through a truly time and effort saving interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed log, to delete the cached files for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-heavy websites with many visitors, you will notice the significantly better web page load times and the decreased load on the server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.