Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The improved load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and configure the platform with a few clicks via the intuitive interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you draw numerous website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for viewing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you will acquire in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features are not linked to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform works best if you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so if you buy a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the particular configuration that you’ve chosen during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of a handful of heavy Internet sites, so the better web page load speeds and the lowered load on your server will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident straight away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the content that people browse, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll feel its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to speed up any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached files for any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more tech-savvy, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host an immense number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.