Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime 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 opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t see outdated content.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will allow you to turn off or to restart any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and increase the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of content will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS, so in case you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the specific configuration that you have picked during the order process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the work of several traffic-intensive websites, so the better website loading speeds and the less load on the server will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident straight away, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users open, but soon after you set it up, you will witness its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra fee and you will have full control over it through a pretty simple-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run heavy Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster web page loading times and the reduced load on your dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.