Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to disable or to reboot any instance, to see detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more pleased website visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated account is active, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your site has been launched. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will substantially reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites produce, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting service that we offer as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, 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 Internet sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a much faster website load speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the users browse the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will observe the effects. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced VPS plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you will also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no additional fee and you will exert total control over it through a rather easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to delete the cache for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got traffic-intensive Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster site load speeds and the lowered server load. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.