Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting plans. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a rather simple-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also view an in-depth system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of pleased visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single traffic-hungry website or use several sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-consuming Internet sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the considerably better webpage loading times and the lowered load on the VPS in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less costly virtual machine, as you won’t need that much power to ensure the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got popular Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you will have total control over it via an extremely simple-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to browse an elaborate system log, to delete the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-requiring sites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster page load speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the site content that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.