Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated content.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also view an elaborate log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have lots of gratified site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default service set that you’ll receive in case you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites via our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with only a click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll exert complete control over it via a pretty time and effort saving graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to browse a detailed system log, to delete the cache for any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own heavy sites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the substantially better site loading speeds and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.