Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when 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 open much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your sites irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks through the user-friendly interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a given website and you win many visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published online. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more flexibility. The platform will considerably decrease the load on the machine that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS servers when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites depends on the specific VPS plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the work of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably less load on your Virtual Private Server and the increased website loading speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for websites which would normally require a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed with ease through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages accessed by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably faster site performance and a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on the server.