Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never see outdated data.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites under a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached files independently for each site which employs Varnish or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will enable you to enable more instances too, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS web hosting if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the considerably less load on the machine and the enhanced site load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for Internet sites that would typically require a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you will exert total control over it through an extremely intuitive graphical interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-heavy Internet sites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster site load times and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the website content that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.