Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor accesses a certain page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the user visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the simple-to-use GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a specific site and you gain plenty of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large website or use several different websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cache, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting that we are offering given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the work of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a much faster website load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while while the visitors navigate the pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll see the effects. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly plan will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert complete control over it through a truly easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage high-demand Internet sites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster web page load times and the less load on your server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.