Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you have selected and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a given website and you gain lots of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for switching off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one busy website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting plans if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content is dependent on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the overall performance of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to detect the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors request, but soon thereafter you will notice the considerably less load and the increased website browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites that would normally need a more high-priced hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a more powerful hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish platform to enhance the performance of your sites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will permit you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an immense collection of large-size Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.