Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. 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 visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the user visits a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available 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 storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been created, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been taken online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The platform will significantly lower the load on the server that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease via the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting services offered by our company given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a number of websites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a much faster page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the pages and once the website content has been cached, you will perceive the effects. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey plan will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll exert total control over it through a truly easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate log, to delete the cached content for any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster web page loading times and the reduced load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the pages that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.