Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a certain webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue seeing the same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get a rather user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also check an in-depth system log file or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best 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 websites and to have many pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the standard service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. Varnish works best if you get a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS servers that we are offering on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got several different Internet sites, you will notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a considerably better web page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while while the visitors browse the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform substantially better, but you will also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful hosting solution and you obtain any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to boost the overall performance of your sites at no extra fee as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate graphical interface will permit you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous number of popular websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a huge load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.