Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open much faster, meaning more satisfied users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you will obtain if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan features a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several regularly visited websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the significantly faster page load times and the reduced load on the VPS in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey server, since you won’t require that much power to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you run traffic-consuming Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take just one single click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached files for any site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run many sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.