Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the visitor visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites under a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks via your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/disable an instance, clear the cached data independently for each website that uses Varnish or see a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account is active, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load balancing software as soon as you launch your website. If you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The Varnish platform will immensely reduce the server load generated by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content for any of your sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several large websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the considerably better site loading speeds and the reduced load on the virtual server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, as you won’t need that much power to ensure the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got traffic-hungry sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It’ll take only one click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached content for any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.