Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not see old content.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a really easy-to-work-with interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular site. You can also see an in-depth system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS packages in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the specific package that you have selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the results, as Varnish caches the content that visitors access, but soon after that you will notice the substantially decreased load on your VPS server and the accelerated site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would usually need a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and managed effortlessly from Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than a click, you can check a detailed log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will observe a considerably faster website performance in addition to a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host numerous Internet sites on your dedicated machine.