Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t see out-of-date info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and enhance your websites’ speed irrespective of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can add and set up the platform with several clicks through the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. 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. If you have a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you get lots of site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is part of the standard service set that you will get when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with just one click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting, so in case you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the particular VPS package that you’ve selected on the order page, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of a number of resource-consuming sites, so the better website load speeds and the lowered load on your virtual server will be noticeable. The effect may not be obvious right away, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that users access, but shortly after you set it up, you will witness its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it through a quite user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to check a detailed log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you own busy sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the much faster page load speeds and the less load on the server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.