Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading site, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the default set of services that you’ll get when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached data with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each package includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several traffic-heavy sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the considerably faster webpage loading speeds and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The platform will permit you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you won’t require that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you run large-size sites with numerous visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered effortlessly through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse a detailed system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a substantially faster site performance in addition to a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run multiple sites on the dedicated machine.