Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a particular webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one single large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/delete an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site which employs the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account is active, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been launched online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The platform will significantly reduce the load on the server that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content for any of your websites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting, so in case you buy a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked during the signup process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several large-scale websites, so the faster site loading speeds and the lowered load on the virtual server will be discernible. The result may not be evident immediately, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that visitors open, but soon after you activate it, you will perceive its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just a click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached files for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run multiple sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You’ll just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with three free IPs, you will have all that you need.