Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. 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 in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used 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 aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each site which uses Varnish or see an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator and accelerate the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to shut down any instance, to view the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting services, so if you buy a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the specific package that you have chosen during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to improve the performance of several traffic-intensive websites, so the better site browsing speeds and the decreased server load will be noticeable. The result may not be observable immediately, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors browse, but shortly after you enable it, you will feel its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and administered without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a considerably faster website performance and a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on your dedicated server.