Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the users will never see outdated information.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and enhance the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the website hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the platform with several clicks from the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given website and you win plenty of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for stopping or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the standard service set that you will acquire in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just a click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting, so in case you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected during the server order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of a number of resource-requiring websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the reduced load on the machine will be perceptible. The effect may not be obvious momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors open, but soon after you enable it, you will perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert full control over it through a really time and effort saving graphical interface – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to see a detailed system log, to delete the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got busy websites with many visitors, you will notice the much faster web page load speeds and the lowered load on the machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the site content that users open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.