Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages at the first request and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and optimize the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you attract numerous visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for viewing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the accelerator and increase the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by several sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS servers that we’re offering given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a substantial reduction in the overall server load and a much faster website load speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the site and once the content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform significantly better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the performance of your sites at no extra charge as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will allow you to monitor system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large collection of resource-heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to cope with a tremendous load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your machine will come with several dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.