Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each 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 accesses 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, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our 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 truly simple-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also see a comprehensive log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to choose 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 MB and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your website has been published online. If you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will enormously reduce the load caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with all Linux VPS servers that we offer as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several different websites, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a considerably better page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while as the visitors navigate the website and once the content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effect. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly VPS plan will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also spare some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra cost and you will have complete control over it via a very simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run regularly visited websites with many visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load times and the lowered load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the content that users access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.