Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date data.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and optimize your sites’ load speed regardless of the web hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a given Internet site and you gain plenty of visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click controls for disabling or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been launched. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more flexibility. The caching platform will greatly decrease the load on the machine caused by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS servers that we are offering as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, 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 Internet sites, you’ll notice a serious reduction in the server load and a substantially faster webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the users navigate the pages and once the content has been cached, you will observe the result. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly plan will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you will also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no additional charge and you will have complete control over it through an exceptionally user-friendly graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to view an in-depth log, to delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have regularly visited Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better web page loading speeds and the lowered load. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.