Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the first request and if the user opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous satisfied website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll acquire in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS plans if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent on the particular VPS plan that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the work of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly reduced load on your VPS and the enhanced site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for websites that would usually require a more high-priced web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts through Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one click, you can view a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a substantially better website performance and a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run numerous websites on the dedicated machine.