Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and configure the platform with several clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a certain website and you get numerous site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator tool and boost 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 additional fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few mouse 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 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting packages, so in case you buy a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the particular VPS package that you’ve selected at signup, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of several resource-demanding websites, so the faster website loading speeds and the reduced load on the VPS will be discernible. The effect may not be apparent momentarily, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you enable it, you will perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one click, you can see a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a significantly better site performance as well as a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a large number of websites on your machine.