Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user opens a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved load speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to stop or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased site visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and improve the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to terminate any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans offered by us given that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of sites, you’ll notice an immense decrease in the overall server load and a tremendously faster website load speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the visitors navigate the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will perceive the results. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it through a pretty simple-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to check an exhaustive system log, to clear the cache for any site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-sized Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better website loading times and the less load on your server. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.