Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will not see old information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, meaning more satisfied users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if 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 sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best when you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so in case you get a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen during the subscription process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of several large-scale sites, so the faster web page load speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The result may not be apparent momentarily, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors open, but soon after you set it up, you will perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one click, you can see a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a significantly better site performance in addition to a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a vast number of sites on your dedicated machine.