Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a particular webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a few mouse clicks from the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you receive many visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for stopping or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you wish to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy website or run a number of websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting packages offered by us on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several different sites, you will notice a noticeable decrease in the server load and a significantly better website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while as the visitors browse the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will notice the effects. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey plan will do the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform substantially better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed without effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any site and much, much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster website performance and a lowered load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a vast number of websites on the server.