Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each site which uses Varnish or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting services come with Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator and increase the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting, so in case you order a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the particular configuration that you have picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of a number of resource-heavy Internet sites, so the better site load speeds and the less load on the virtual server will be perceivable. The result may not be obvious right away, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that users open, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll observe its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you will have complete control over it via a rather easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to delete the cached data for any site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-scale sites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster page load times and the less load on the server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.