Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the user visits a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI will allow you to stop or to restart any instance, to view in-depth system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, meaning more happy users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you will obtain in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached content with just a click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS hosting offered by us as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your sites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of sites, you will notice a substantial reduction in the server load and a much faster site load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the site and once the content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface and, with no more than one single click, you can view a detailed system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously faster site performance plus a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run an enormous number of sites on your machine.