Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the users will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the platform with several clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain Internet site and you receive a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for seeing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to create more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single large Internet site or run several sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cache, to check a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll exert full control over it through an exceptionally time and effort saving GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to browse a comprehensive log, to delete the cache associated with any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-heavy Internet sites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better web page load times and the reduced server load. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.