Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web 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 server software. The result is a substantially faster loading page, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not end up seeing outdated data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase the speed of your websites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the intuitive interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given website and you get plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for checking exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new account is active, as the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software once you launch your site. In case you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will noticeably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS servers in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly lowered load on the virtual machine and the increased site browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to use a less powerful VPS package for websites that would typically need a more high-priced hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to increase the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to delete the cache for any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more proficient, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of websites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.