Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a particular webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, which means more happy visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is 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 website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-requiring site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cache, to view a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS hosting plans if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to detect the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly reduced load on the Virtual Private Server and the enhanced site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end plan for Internet sites that would normally require a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you can use Varnish to improve the work of your websites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense collection of regularly visited sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge system load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your machine will come with several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.