Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites 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 are not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site which uses Varnish or check a detailed log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting services come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator tool and enhance the 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 will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by several websites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting services that we offer as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a serious decrease in the server load and a tremendously better web page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the web pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will distinguish the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated hosting services offered by our company, you will be able to use Varnish to boost the performance of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the caching platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of large-size websites, so your server will be able to handle an immense load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.