Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site which employs Varnish or see an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been opened, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as you launch your site. In case 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 in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will greatly reduce the load on the machine generated by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish effortlessly via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting packages, so in case you obtain a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the specific package that you have chosen during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the work of a handful of resource-intensive sites, so the faster page load speeds and the decreased load on your server will be noticeable. The effect may not be apparent instantly, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to boost the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s intuitive GUI. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any website that’s using Varnish and if you are more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host a huge number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have all that you need.