Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a particular webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the required content. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will allow you to disable or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, which means more happy users and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will greatly lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for several traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially better website load speeds and the reduced load on the server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced server, as you will not require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your sites even if you own resource-heavy Internet sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you’ll exert total control over it through an amazingly simple-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to check a detailed log, to clear the cached files associated with any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got regularly visited websites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the much faster page load times and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.