Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ speed irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the platform with several clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a given Internet site and you get numerous website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional fee and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached content using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS servers if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the significantly decreased load on the VPS and the enhanced website load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for Internet sites which would normally require a more costly hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than a click, you can see a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably better site performance in addition to a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a large number of sites on the dedicated machine.