Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor accesses 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 considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t see outdated data.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as you launch your website. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will significantly decrease the load caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional fee, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole requirement is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-absorbing websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly better webpage loading times and the less load on your virtual server very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you manage traffic-heavy sites with many visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host many sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers come with 3 charge-free IPs, you will have all that you need.