Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to cancel or to restart any instance, to view detailed logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is part of the default service set that you will receive when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case 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 at the same time. Since these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you get a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached content with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple frequently visited websites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you will notice the considerably faster Internet site load times and the lowered load on the VPS very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less costly virtual machine, since you will not require that much power to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you own resource-requiring sites with lots of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll have total control over it through a really simple-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to view an in-depth system log, to delete the cached files for any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites with numerous visitors, you will notice the considerably better website load times and the decreased load. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the pages that visitors open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.