Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will allow you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load much faster, which means more pleased website users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will acquire if you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish platform works best when you set a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the specific package that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly reduced load on the virtual server and the improved site load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less powerful package for sites that would usually need a more costly hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you will have full control over it via an incredibly easy-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed log, to delete the cache associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got large-scale Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load times and the lowered server load. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.