Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ speed regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with several clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a particular Internet site and you get many visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for seeing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of content will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish platform comes by default with all VPS hosting services offered by us as long as the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several different sites, you’ll notice a considerable decrease in the server load and a significantly better page loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while while the users navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll observe the effects. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey VPS plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform significantly better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll exert full control over it via an exceptionally easy-to-use interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-swallowing Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the less load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.