Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each 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. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a quite user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific Internet site. You can also view a comprehensive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have many gratified site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several resource-heavy sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the significantly better website load speeds and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual machine, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you run traffic-hungry Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you will have complete control over it through a rather easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to clear the cache associated with any website and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large websites with numerous visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load speeds and the lowered server load. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.