Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never see old info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and increase your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you have picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks from the intuitive graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a given site and you receive a lot of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each site and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you need more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding Internet site or run several different websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several large-size sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the considerably faster site load speeds and the decreased server load in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less pricey virtual server, as you will not need that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you run larger websites with plenty of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no additional cost and you will exert total control over it through a very simple-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host traffic-consuming sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site loading times and the less load. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.