Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux hosting service. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting plans and you will get an exceptionally easy-to-work-with GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain website. You can also view an in-depth system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the standard set of services that you will obtain if you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. Varnish performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent upon the given VPS plan that you’ve selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to see the results, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the virtual machine and the increased site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites that would usually need a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you acquire one of the dedicated service that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast collection of large-size Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.