Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and improve your websites’ speed regardless of the shared web hosting package that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks using the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ 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 order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you gain many site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any website and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your account. If you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring site or use a number of sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS web hosting packages if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites depends upon the particular package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors request, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the virtual server and the accelerated site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for websites that would typically need a more expensive hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed with no effort from Hepsia’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages opened by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a tremendously faster website performance in addition to a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a large number of sites on your server.