Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the user visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and optimize your sites’ speed irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with several clicks via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a certain Internet site and you gain a lot of visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any Internet site and for viewing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated services that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to create more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single frequently visited site or use a number of sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting offered by us given that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have several websites, you’ll notice a considerable reduction in the server load and a considerably better webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors browse the pages and once the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive VPS package will accomplish the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites work significantly better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to increase the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You will simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.