Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a particular page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, which means more pleased site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator and speed up any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need 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 instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to cancel any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS that we offer as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run a handful of websites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the server load and a significantly better page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the users browse the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will notice the results. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive plan will do the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you’ll also spare some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it via an amazingly easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see an in-depth log, to clear the cached content associated with any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-hungry websites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the significantly better site load times and the decreased load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server includes a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.