Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Every time 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 accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t see out-of-date data.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get a really easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also see an in-depth log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many happy users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the default set of services that you will obtain in case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of 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 tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS

Varnish comes by default with all Linux VPS offered by our company as long as the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of Internet sites, you will notice an immense reduction in the server load and a considerably better website load speed. The platform will need to work for a little while while the users browse the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will see the effect. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server plan will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform significantly better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or terminate an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host a huge number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be evident. You will only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.