Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t see old information.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for one single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website that employs the Varnish platform or see a detailed log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you will receive if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish platform works best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS servers, so if you buy a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the content caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen during the VPS order process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the work of a number of resource-intensive sites, so the better website loading speeds and the reduced load on your VPS server will be noticeable. The result may not be observable momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors browse, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to improve the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more practiced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even if you run a vast number of sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.