Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. 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 if you want a lot of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached files independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default service set that you’ll acquire if you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform 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, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. Varnish works best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with just one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting plans when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends upon the specific VPS plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the performance of multiple websites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the results, as Varnish caches the content that visitors access, but soon after that you will notice the significantly reduced load on your server and the increased site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end package for sites that would usually require a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to optimize the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take just one click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more trained, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you host a lot of Internet sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.