Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or view an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator and boost the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting plans, so in case you buy a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular plan that you have picked on the order form, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of several different resource-absorbing sites, so the better website load speeds and the less load on your virtual machine will be noticeable. The result may not be detectable instantly, as Varnish will require some time to cache the website content that users request, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to pay less cash to get the exact same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert complete control over it via a really easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got regularly visited websites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the considerably better page loading speeds and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the website content that people open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.