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

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or view an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single regularly visited site or use several sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no extra cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for several popular sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the substantially better page loading speeds and the reduced load on the VPS very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive server, since you won’t require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you own larger sites with lots of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and administered effortlessly through the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially better site performance in addition to a lowered 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 run a large number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine.