Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved load speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux web hosting. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you will get an exceptionally simple-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also check a detailed log file or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many gratified website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator tool and enhance the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through 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 lots of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting packages that we are offering on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a substantially faster web page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the web pages and once the website content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without any effort through Hepsia’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a significantly faster site performance as well as a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a lot of sites on the dedicated server.