Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available 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 memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached content individually for each site which employs Varnish or view a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and boost the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS plans, so if you buy a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked during the order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to improve the work of several different traffic-consuming websites, so the better site loading speeds and the decreased load on the VPS server will be perceptible. The result may not be distinguishable straight away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the content that people browse, but shortly after you enable it, you will observe its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want the most powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one click. The smallest amount of memory that the caching platform can use to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large selection of heavy sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a tremendous load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.