Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading site, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your websites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space 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 linked to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site that employs Varnish or check a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is part of the basic service set that you will get in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one single click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers offered by us given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a significantly faster webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the users navigate the website and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will observe the result. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It will take just one click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cache for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you host numerous sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.