Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a specific webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages on the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and enhance the speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and configure the platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a specific site and you draw a lot of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for switching off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for seeing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been built. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will considerably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-hungry Internet sites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the significantly faster website load speeds and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server in no time. The platform will permit you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you will not require that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you have resource-consuming Internet sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to improve the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that’s using Varnish and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You’ll just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have everything you need.