Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each 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 accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the users won’t end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a pretty user-friendly interface, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also check an in-depth log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have many gratified website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator and improve the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting service, so if you order a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular plan that you have selected during the VPS order process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the performance of several resource-intensive websites, so the faster page load speeds and the decreased load on the virtual server will be perceptible. The result may not be apparent right away, as Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that visitors open, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take only a click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you are more experienced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run plenty of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include three free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.