Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and improve the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the web hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given site and you get plenty of site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for terminating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and enhance the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to stop any instance, to see the system log file for it or to delete the cached files using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan comes with a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple large-size websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors request, so you will notice the much faster website load times and the decreased load on the virtual machine very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less pricey VPS, since you will not need that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you have traffic-hungry sites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting services that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an in-depth system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages opened by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a significantly faster site performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host plenty of sites on the dedicated machine.