Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your websites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a particular site and you attract plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for deactivating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for seeing elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated service include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator 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’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached data using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so if you order a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the specific plan that you have picked during the signup procedure, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of several resource-demanding websites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the less load on your virtual machine will be perceptible. The effect may not be observable right away, since the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors browse, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll perceive its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a powerful web hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated servers that we offer, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an enormous selection of resource-consuming websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a gigantic system load while your visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. As your server will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.