Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting service and if you want to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI will allow you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will receive in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform works best if you assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached files with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you purchase a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very sever setup that you’ve selected during the order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of a number of heavy sites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the less load on the virtual machine will be discernible. The result may not be distinguishable immediately, since Varnish will require some time to cache the site content that visitors browse, but soon after you activate it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert total control over it via a very simple-to-work-with interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see an in-depth log, to delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got large-scale websites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster website load speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.