Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites under a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website that employs Varnish or check an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the 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 want to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy Internet site or run several sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional cost, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple traffic-consuming sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the much faster web page loading times and the less load on your server very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly server, as you won’t need that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-demanding sites with many visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to accelerate any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more experienced, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even if you run many websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.