Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a specific page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the required content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and speed up your websites irrespective of the hosting package that you have selected and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain site and you draw many site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for stopping or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for seeing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator and optimize the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be used by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole requirement is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. Each plan comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several regularly visited websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the significantly faster webpage load speeds and the decreased load on your VPS in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual machine, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you own larger Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will exert full control over it through a truly easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got large-size sites with many visitors, you will notice the considerably faster website loading speeds and the decreased load on the server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the content that visitors browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.