Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the website visitors won’t see old content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared web hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you will get a pretty simple-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific Internet site. You can also see an elaborate log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have many happy website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the default service set that you will obtain if you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached files with only one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting packages offered by our company on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, 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 a significant decrease in the server load and a significantly better site load speed. The platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the web pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll perceive the result. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive VPS package will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work considerably better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages requested by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance in addition to a lowered load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host many websites on your dedicated server.