Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages on the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through 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 refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to shut down or to restart any instance, to view detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and speed up any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached files using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS hosting packages in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content is dependent upon the given plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on the virtual machine and the accelerated Internet site load speed. Varnish will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites which would typically require a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra cost and you will have full control over it through a quite simple-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-consuming sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the much better website load speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.