Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ loading speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, 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 use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you receive many visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for stopping or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any Internet site and for checking in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been taken online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will noticeably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole precondition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. Each VPS plan comes with a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple popular sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the tremendously better webpage load speeds and the less load on the VPS very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-consuming sites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to boost the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It will take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached content for any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host lots of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers come with three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.