Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t see out-of-date info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you will get an exceptionally user-friendly graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain site. You can also check an in-depth system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included in the standard service set that you’ll receive if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this 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. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for several resource-intensive sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially better Internet site load speeds and the lowered server load very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual server, as you won’t need that many resources to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got large websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and managed effortlessly via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can see an elaborate system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages accessed by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a tremendously better website performance in addition to a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run an enormous number of sites on the server.