Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks using the intuitive GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a certain Internet site and you win numerous site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been published online. If you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will immensely reduce the load on the server that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with each of the VPS servers that we’re offering given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of Internet sites, you will notice a significant decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better webpage load speed. The platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll see the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly plan will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to speed up any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host numerous sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be evident. You will simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.