Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not see old data.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting services. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get an amazingly simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also see an exhaustive log or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have many gratified users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the default service set that you will get if you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached data with only a click.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each plan features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple large-scale Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously better web page loading speeds and the less load on the VPS very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual server, as you won’t require that many resources to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have large-size websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than a click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably better website performance in addition to a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a lot of sites on your dedicated server.