Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never see old content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you will get an amazingly easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific website. You can also check a comprehensive log or delete the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have lots of happy website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the standard service set that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need 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 websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with each of the VPS servers that we offer given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several websites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a considerably better web page loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while while the users navigate the pages and once the website content has been cached, you’ll notice the result. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey Virtual Private Server plan will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform substantially better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered with ease through Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an in-depth log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a considerably better website performance as well as a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run numerous websites on your machine.