Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a particular web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the required data. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site which employs the Varnish platform or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the default set of services that you will acquire in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. Varnish works best when you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting plans, so in case you acquire a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very VPS package that you’ve chosen during the order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to improve the work of a number of traffic-hungry websites, so the better website loading speeds and the less load on the VPS will be noticeable. The effect may not be apparent momentarily, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people access, but soon after you set it up, you will feel its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the performance of your sites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a tremendous system load while your site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. Since your server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.