Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional 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 used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/remove an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site that employs Varnish or see an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the standard set of services that you’ll receive in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a few instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached contents with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting packages, so in case you get a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the particular server configuration that you’ve chosen during the subscription process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of a number of busy sites, so the better web page loading speeds and the less load on your VPS will be perceptible. The effect may not be visible right away, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people request, but soon after you activate it, you will perceive its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it via a very easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to browse an elaborate system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-consuming sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes several IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.