Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a particular page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the user visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you will get a quite simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you full control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also see an elaborate log file or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the standard set of services that you will obtain if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached data with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so in case you obtain a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the specific sever setup that you’ve picked on the order form, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several regularly visited Internet sites, so the faster website browsing speeds and the decreased load on your virtual machine will be perceivable. The result may not be observable right away, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that visitors access, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll perceive its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to increase the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more experienced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of websites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IPs, you will have everything you need.