Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a particular webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each site that uses Varnish or check an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your site has been launched online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ 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 freedom. The Varnish caching platform will enormously reduce the load caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly through your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS web hosting packages in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content depends upon the specific plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the overall performance of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to notice the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially decreased load on the virtual server and the accelerated website load speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for sites that would normally need a more pricey hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to optimize the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also have full control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host plenty of websites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.