Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want a lot of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that uses the Varnish platform or see an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic service set that you will obtain in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS servers that we’re offering on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a handful of Internet sites, you will notice an enormous reduction in the overall server load and a much faster website load speed. The platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the website and once the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform substantially better, but you’ll also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI. It’ll take just one single mouse click to start or terminate an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host many Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with 3 free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have everything you need.