Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor loads a specific page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting plans. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-work-with interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also check an exhaustive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many pleased site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and enhance the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS hosting plans when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends on the particular VPS plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the work of multiple websites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the results, as Varnish caches the content that visitors open, but shortly after that you will notice the significantly lowered load on your Virtual Private Server and the increased website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS package for Internet sites that would normally need a more high-priced web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to boost the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cache associated with any website that’s using Varnish and if you are more sophisticated, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.