Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you get lots of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for stopping or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated services that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been activated, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will substantially reduce the load on the server that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease through your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting services that we offer on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a handful of sites, you will notice a great reduction in the overall server load and a tremendously better web page load speed. The platform will have to work for a while while the users navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effects. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the exact same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more proficient, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host multiple Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.