Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user opens a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available 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 directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view a detailed log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been activated, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your site has been taken online. If you need more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will enormously reduce the server load generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting packages, so if you order a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the specific configuration that you’ve chosen during the subscription process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the performance of several different frequently visited Internet sites, so the better site load speeds and the decreased load on the Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The result may not be distinguishable momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users request, but shortly after you enable it, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more experienced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.