Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor accesses a specific web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize your websites’ loading speed regardless of the website hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a specific Internet site and you win a lot of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for terminating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for viewing exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator tool and optimize the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional fee and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with all VPS servers offered by us on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a much faster webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the users navigate the pages and once the website content has been cached, you will notice the results. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work significantly better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a significantly faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of sites on your dedicated server.