Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a certain page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software once your website has been published online. If you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The platform will enormously reduce the load on the server that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your websites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with all VPS servers that we offer on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice a significant reduction in the overall server load and a considerably faster website load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while while the visitors navigate the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll observe the effect. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive VPS plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your sites work significantly better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the dedicated servers offered by us, you’ll be able to use Varnish to optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive interface will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with one click of the mouse. The smallest amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge collection of frequently visited sites, so your server will be able to cope with a tremendous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.