Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user accesses a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for one single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached data independently for each site that employs Varnish or view a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated plans offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy website or run several Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to check a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional cost, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each VPS plan features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-intensive Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the considerably faster web page loading times and the less load on the server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you won’t require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have larger Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the overall performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast number of traffic-hungry sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a gigantic load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.