Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor opens a specific web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that uses the Varnish platform or see an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances as well, if you’d like to use Varnish with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy Internet site or use a number of websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cache, to view a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting, so if you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular sever setup that you’ve picked during the server order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the work of a number of busy websites, so the better page load speeds and the less load on your VPS server will be noticeable. The effect may not be apparent straight away, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that visitors browse, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you need a powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the work of your websites at no additional cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense number of large-scale websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an enormous system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your server will come with several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.