Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a specific webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ loading speed regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you get plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for terminating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is included in the standard set of services that you will acquire when you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. Varnish works best when you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached data with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple frequently visited sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the considerably better site load speeds and the reduced load on your VPS very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive Virtual Private Server, as you will not need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got traffic-intensive Internet sites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company, you can use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous selection of popular sites, so your server will be able to cope with an enormous load while your site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will include several dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.