Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a given web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted load speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to view detailed system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more pleased site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator tool and enhance the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to shut down any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached data using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS, so if you buy a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen during the signup procedure, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the performance of a number of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so the better page load speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine will be perceivable. The result may not be observable right away, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that people open, but soon after you activate it, you will observe its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you will exert total control over it through a pretty simple-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached files associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got traffic-consuming Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the substantially faster site load speeds and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.