Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens 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 accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see outdated data.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one single large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/remove an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website which employs Varnish or see an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been published online. If you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel 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 directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The caching platform will greatly decrease the load on the machine caused by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS plans offered by our company given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage several different sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a significantly better page load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the users navigate the pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll notice the result. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive VPS package will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no additional fee and you will exert full control over it through a rather easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached content for any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-demanding Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the decreased server load. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the web pages that users access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.