Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors won’t see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have picked and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific website and you draw many site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been opened, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. If you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more flexibility. The platform will enormously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content for any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS servers, so if you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to use the content caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the particular server configuration that you have picked during the order process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the work of several traffic-intensive sites, so the faster page load speeds and the less load on the virtual machine will be noticeable. The effect may not be observable immediately, since Varnish will need some time to cache the content that visitors browse, but shortly after you activate it, you will observe its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less money to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive interface. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you are more proficient, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with three free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.