Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading page, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our website hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a quite easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also see a comprehensive log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of happy website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new account has been created, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been taken online. In case you need more memory, you can order 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 momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will significantly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without any effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data for any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you order a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very VPS package that you’ve picked during the signup procedure, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of a handful of busy Internet sites, so the better website load speeds and the lowered load on your server will be discernible. The result may not be observable straight away, as Varnish will require some time to cache the site content that visitors open, but soon after you enable it, you will witness its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you will have complete control over it through an extremely intuitive GUI – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-sized websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the much faster website loading speeds and the less load on your server. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the site content that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering 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 charge for the machine itself.