Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a particular web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our cloud hosting. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also view an in-depth system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting service that we’re offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances as well, if you’d like to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-hungry website or run several Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to check a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with all Linux VPS service that we are offering as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several different sites, you will notice a considerable reduction in the server load and a tremendously better page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors browse the pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll perceive the result. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will do the very same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform much better, but you will also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no extra fee and you will exert full control over it through a quite simple-to-work-with GUI – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to view an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you own large-sized sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster site load speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.