Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a given webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also view an in-depth log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have many pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will obtain if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites through our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default 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 Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites 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 site. Varnish works best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached contents with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS servers, so if you acquire a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular sever setup that you have picked during the order process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of several different resource-heavy Internet sites, so the better web page load speeds and the less load on your server will be noticeable. The result may not be observable momentarily, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people open, but shortly after you enable it, you will witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or terminate an instance or to clear the cached content for any website that is using Varnish and if you are more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run an enormous number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You’ll just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.