Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 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 when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more pleased site visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been built. If you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more flexibility. The platform will considerably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly via your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content is dependent upon the specific plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you will notice the significantly lowered load on the machine and the enhanced Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for websites which would typically require a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered without effort via Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one click, you can see a detailed log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will witness a significantly faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run an enormous number of Internet sites on your server.