Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses 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 processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors won’t end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site that uses Varnish or check an exhaustive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to enable more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-consuming Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS plans if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors access, but after that you’ll notice the substantially less load on the server and the improved website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for sites that would usually need a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more trained, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of websites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be noticeable. You’ll just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers come with 3 charge-free IPs, you will have all that you need.