Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a site 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading page, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the users will not see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will permit you to create more instances too, if you wish to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single large-size Internet site or use several different sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cached content, to see a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS web hosting plans in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent on the given package that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the considerably decreased load on the virtual machine and the increased website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for websites which would normally need a more costly web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish platform at no additional cost and you will have complete control over it via a very simple-to-work-with GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you have frequently visited websites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the much better site loading times and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the website content that visitors browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.