Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website 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 hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the accelerator and improve the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of content will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several traffic-heavy sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially faster site load times and the lowered load on the server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less expensive Virtual Private Server, as you won’t require that many resources to guarantee the proper operation of your websites even if you have larger sites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain Varnish at no extra cost and you will have full control over it via an exceptionally easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive system log, to clear the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-heavy websites with lots of visitors, you will notice the much faster site loading speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.