Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a specific web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites under a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website that employs the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If 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 allow you to add more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with more sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming website or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cache, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting plans in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content is dependent on the particular VPS plan that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take a little time for you to see the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but after that you will notice the considerably reduced load on the server and the enhanced website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for sites which would usually require a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you obtain one of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you can use the Varnish caching platform to boost the performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an immense collection of traffic-consuming sites, so your server will be able to cope with a gigantic system load while your website visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.