Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted load speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, which means more pleased users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default service set that you will acquire in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting, so in case you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to use the caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected at signup, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the performance of several popular Internet sites, so the faster site loading speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will be perceivable. The result may not be observable immediately, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people access, but shortly after you set it up, you will observe its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish to accelerate any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one mouse click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have all that you need.