Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. 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 when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated as well, so the users won’t see old content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator and increase the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached files using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS plans that we offer given that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got several Internet sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a considerably better web page load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while as the visitors navigate the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effects. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It will take only one single click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.