Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Anytime 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 accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a quite simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also view an elaborate log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of satisfied visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been built. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The Varnish platform will immensely decrease the load that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content for any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all VPS hosting plans that we offer as long as the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run several different Internet sites, you will notice a serious reduction in the server load and a tremendously better page loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while as the visitors browse the pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your sites work much better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you will have full control over it via a truly simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to view a detailed system log, to delete the cached data for any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-heavy websites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster web page loading speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors request. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.