Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will allow you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load significantly faster, which means more satisfied site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator tool and accelerate any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached content using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS packages if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but after that you’ll notice the considerably less load on the Virtual Private Server and the accelerated site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end plan for Internet sites which would typically need a more high-priced hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you will have full control over it through an amazingly simple-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to browse a detailed system log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-consuming Internet sites with many visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better web page load times and the less load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users open. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.