Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased website users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the standard set of services that you will obtain when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best when you use a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to clear the cached files with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only condition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for multiple regularly visited websites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the considerably faster Internet site loading speeds and the less load on the VPS in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you won’t need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your websites even if you manage resource-requiring Internet sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed without effort through Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an elaborate log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a tremendously better site performance in addition to a reduced load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run many Internet sites on your dedicated server.