Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each website that employs Varnish or check an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to remove any instance, to view the system log file for it or to delete the cached files using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each package includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-requiring Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the substantially faster website loading times and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual server, since you won’t need that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you manage resource-hungry sites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably better site performance as well as a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run an enormous number of websites on your server.