Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not see old data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will allow you to discontinue or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, which means more satisfied site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the accelerator and boost the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be utilized by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all VPS web hosting plans offered by us on the condition that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several Internet sites, you will notice a great reduction in the overall server load and a substantially better site loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the users browse the website and once the site content has been cached, you will see the result. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll have total control over it via a really easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to see an elaborate system log, to clear the cache for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-heavy Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the much better website load times and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the content that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.