Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ loading speed regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the platform with several mouse clicks via the user-friendly interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a specific Internet site and you draw a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator tool and improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional fee and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be used by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the specific VPS package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the work of numerous sites. It’ll take a little time for you to observe the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on the Virtual Private Server and the increased Internet site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS plan for Internet sites that would normally require a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you obtain any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the work of your sites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate graphical interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with a click. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a large number of resource-hungry sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a colossal system load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.