Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for faster response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the requested content. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a really easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also see an in-depth system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of gratified visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new account has been opened, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will seriously reduce the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole prerequisite is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-demanding Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster Internet site loading times and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual server, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-demanding websites with many visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered without any effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages opened by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a substantially faster website performance as well as a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host numerous websites on your server.