Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a specific webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and increase your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks from the intuitive graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular website and you draw a lot of website visitors, more 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. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, since the caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software once your site has been built. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. 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 system memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will considerably lower the load on the machine that your sites cause, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts from your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several traffic-intensive websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially better page loading times and the lowered load on your VPS server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less expensive VPS server, as you will not require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your sites even if you own resource-intensive Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a vast number of sites on your server.