Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, 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 deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing old data.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your sites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content individually for each website that employs the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you need more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-demanding website or run a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to see a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional fee, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple popular Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the significantly better Internet site loading speeds and the less load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS, as you will not need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage traffic-heavy Internet sites with lots of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful web hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the overall performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with a click. The smallest amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large collection of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.