Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site 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 handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a quite simple-to-work-with GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also see a comprehensive system log or delete the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have lots of pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as you launch your website. If you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably lower the load on the machine that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content for any of your sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no extra cost and you will exert complete control over it through a very easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to browse a detailed system log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host heavy Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site loading speeds and the decreased server load. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.