Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a particular webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will allow you to stop or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, which means more pleased users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the default service set that you’ll acquire in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra cost, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple traffic-heavy sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the significantly better page loading times and the reduced load on your server very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS server, since you will not need that much power to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you manage large-sized Internet sites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with a click. The minimum amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous number of large-sized sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a gigantic load while your site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.