Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached data individually for each website that employs Varnish or view an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your site has been taken online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The caching platform will considerably reduce the load on the server that your websites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to observe the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the considerably reduced load on the VPS and the accelerated site loading speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would normally need a more high-priced hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to accelerate any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just a click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers come with 3 free IPs, you will have everything you need.