Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if 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 tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never see outdated information.

Varnish in Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize your websites’ speed irrespective of the hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks from the user-friendly GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you win a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any Internet site and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the basic set of services that you will get if you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple means of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple resource-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the much better Internet site load times and the reduced load on the VPS very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own traffic-hungry Internet sites with many visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed without effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than a click, you can view an elaborate system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached content for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a significantly faster website performance as well as a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of Internet sites on your dedicated server.