Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a particular page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you’ll get a really easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also check a detailed log or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of satisfied site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your website has been published to the web. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will significantly lower the server load produced by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts through your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so if you order a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the content caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked during the server order process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the overall performance of a number of resource-demanding websites, so the better website load speeds and the less load on your VPS server will be discernible. The effect may not be observable momentarily, as Varnish will need some time to cache the website content that visitors access, but shortly after you set it up, you will perceive its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to boost the overall performance of your websites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will allow you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The smallest amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large selection of traffic-heavy websites, so your server will be able to cope with an immense load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.