Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every 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 if the visitor loads 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 information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors won’t see outdated info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and increase the speed of your websites irrespective of the web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the intuitive graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a particular site and you receive lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click buttons for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you’ll acquire in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best if you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting, so if you order a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the specific configuration that you’ve chosen during the subscription process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of a number of large sites, so the faster web page loading speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine will be noticeable. The result may not be observable straight away, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that users request, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll witness its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to optimize the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you will also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It’ll take just one click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more advanced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host a huge number of sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.