Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a given page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the user visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our website hosting services. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a quite simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain website. You can also view an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have a lot of satisfied site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is included in the basic service set that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform works best when you use a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-consuming websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster website loading times and the lowered load on your virtual machine very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you won’t require that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you own traffic-heavy Internet sites with many visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and managed without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can check an exhaustive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages requested by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a substantially better website performance plus a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host plenty of websites on your server.