Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses 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. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading page, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t see old content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a given website and you get a lot of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each Internet site and for checking in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will enable you to activate more instances too, in case you wish to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large-size site or use several websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to check a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting packages, so in case you obtain a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific package that you’ve selected at signup, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the performance of a handful of large-scale Internet sites, so the faster page load speeds and the less load on your Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be apparent instantly, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you enable it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It’ll take only one single click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more experienced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host an enormous number of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You will only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.