Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved load speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and optimize your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several clicks via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have a lot of content on a particular website and you get a lot of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be used by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting, so if you buy a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the specific VPS package that you’ve selected during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to enhance the performance of several traffic-hungry sites, so the better website browsing speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine will be perceivable. The result may not be visible straight away, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that people request, but soon after you activate it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it through a really time and effort saving interface – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to check a comprehensive system log, to delete the cache for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-scale Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster page load speeds and the less load. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the website content that visitors request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.