Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, 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 when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that employs Varnish or check an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will allow you to create more instances too, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS servers when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content is dependent on the particular package that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, as Varnish caches the content that visitors access, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on your VPS and the increased website load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for sites that would usually need a more costly hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI. It will take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have everything you need.