Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a certain web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and increase the loading speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a specific website and you win lots of site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been taken online. If you need more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will seriously lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites cause, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your websites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with each of the VPS web hosting plans that we are offering given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage a number of websites, you will notice a great decrease in the server load and a substantially faster site loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while as the users navigate the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will perceive the effects. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a significantly faster website performance plus a reduced load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of websites on your dedicated server.