Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a particular webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted load speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting package that you’ve selected and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks through the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you win plenty of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for checking comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the default service set that you will get when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case 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 platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS hosting services, so in case you get a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular plan that you’ve selected during the signup procedure, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to boost the performance of several different resource-hungry Internet sites, so the faster web page browsing speeds and the less load on the virtual server will be perceivable. The effect may not be obvious instantly, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that users open, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you will have total control over it via a pretty user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to browse a detailed system log, to clear the cached files for any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-consuming Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the much better web page loading times and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the content that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.