Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see outdated info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB 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 whether plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole requirement is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several traffic-intensive Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you will notice the significantly better web page load times and the lowered load very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual machine, since you won’t require that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you manage resource-requiring sites with lots of visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no additional cost and you will have total control over it via an exceptionally intuitive interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to check an elaborate log, to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own regularly visited sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better page load speeds and the lowered server load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.