Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new account has been activated, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your website has been published on the Internet. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably decrease the load on the machine caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data associated with any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each package includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple resource-intensive Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the much better Internet site load times and the lowered server load very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS, as you will not need that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage traffic-intensive sites with a lot of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and managed without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a comprehensive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a substantially faster site performance in addition to a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host numerous Internet sites on the server.