Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a specific webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you gain many website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy website or use several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached content, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra cost, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster page loading times and the reduced load on the VPS in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual server, as you will not need that much power to ensure the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got resource-consuming sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no additional cost and you will exert complete control over it via an extremely user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to see a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got large-size sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the web pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.