Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface will permit you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, meaning more satisfied users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll acquire when you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with just one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS plans that we’re offering as long as the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your sites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got several Internet sites, you will notice a great decrease in the server load and a substantially better webpage loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the website and once the site content has been cached, you will observe the result. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced Virtual Private Server plan will do the very same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom-developed 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 set up and administered with no effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any site and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a substantially faster website performance as well as a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a large number of websites on your dedicated server.