Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to check detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been activated, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as you launch your site. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will considerably reduce the load that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts through your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so in case you purchase a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use 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 very plan that you’ve picked during the subscription process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the performance of a number of popular websites, so the better website load speeds and the decreased load on your server will be perceivable. The result may not be distinguishable right away, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access, but soon after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed with ease through Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can view an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached content for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a significantly faster website performance plus a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a vast number of websites on the dedicated server.