Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and boost your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud web hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the intuitive GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain site and you gain plenty of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for seeing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is part of the standard service set that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS web hosting service when you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends upon the given Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors open, but shortly after that you will notice the significantly decreased load on your virtual server and the increased site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites that would typically require a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you will exert complete control over it through a pretty user-friendly GUI – you will be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached files associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got large sites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the less load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the pages that people open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.