Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens 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 accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading page, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/remove an instance, delete the cached content independently for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view a detailed log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you need more than that, 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 exact same section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single busy website or use a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached content, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS hosting packages if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content depends on the particular plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the work of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but soon thereafter you will notice the significantly less load on your virtual machine and the improved site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for sites which would normally need a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert total control over it through an extremely easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to delete the cached files for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-size websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better web page load speeds and the decreased load on your server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your server includes several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.