Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your websites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been set up, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your site has been launched online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will greatly decrease the load on the server that your sites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease 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 delete the cached data associated with any of your websites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS service in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent on the particular VPS plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors request, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on the VPS server and the enhanced website loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less powerful package for Internet sites which would typically need a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you will exert full control over it through a pretty easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to clear the cached content for any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you have traffic-heavy websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the much better page loading times and the reduced load. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.