Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache its pages on the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans 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 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 memory and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website that uses Varnish or view a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator tool and enhance the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes 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 immediately. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by different sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole prerequisite is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several traffic-hungry websites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the considerably better website load speeds and the reduced load on your server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not need that much power to warrant the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you own traffic-hungry sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and managed with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably faster site performance and a lowered load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host plenty of sites on your dedicated machine.