Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you’ll get a really simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular Internet site. You can also see an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of satisfied website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to create more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-demanding Internet site or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting plans that we are offering as long as the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your websites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage several different websites, you will notice an immense decrease in the server load and a substantially better website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll see the result. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS package will do the same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform substantially better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to enhance the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI. It will take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more sophisticated, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.