Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading page, which leads to an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites under a shared website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that uses Varnish or see an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software once your site has been published to the web. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more flexibility. The caching platform will significantly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting that we’re offering as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a great decrease in the server load and a tremendously better web page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors browse the web pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll see the effects. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive VPS package will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your websites work considerably better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you will exert total control over it through a rather easy-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got regularly visited sites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the much better site loading speeds and the reduced load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people request. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.