Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that employs Varnish or see an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single large-sized site or use several sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting, so if you obtain a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to use the content caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very configuration that you have picked on the order page, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the performance of a number of regularly visited sites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the less load on your server will be perceivable. The effect may not be obvious momentarily, as Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people request, but shortly after you enable it, you will witness its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish to enhance the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also have total control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run many sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 charge-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.