Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means an improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. 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 aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see a detailed system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and optimize the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to terminate any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS offered by us given that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a great reduction in the overall server load and a substantially better web page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while while the users navigate the pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will observe the effects. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work significantly better, but you’ll also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll have total control over it through an extremely easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed log, to delete the cached files for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you run heavy websites with a large number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster website loading times and the decreased load on the server. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.