Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor opens a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

In case you host your websites under a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/terminate an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site that employs Varnish or check an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator and improve the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be used by several Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to disable 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 assign a dedicated IP to the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS hosting offered by our company given that the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of websites, you will notice a considerable decrease in the server load and a significantly faster webpage loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while while the users browse the web pages and once the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey Virtual Private Server plan will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered without effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can check an elaborate log, create or restart an instance, clear the cache for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages opened by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a substantially better site performance as well as a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run numerous Internet sites on the dedicated machine.