Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a pretty simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also check an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have many satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator tool and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is enough even for several traffic-consuming sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously better site loading times and the decreased load on the virtual server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less costly virtual machine, as you won’t require that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your sites even if you own large-sized sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you want a powerful website hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the overall performance of your websites at no additional charge as long as the server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast number of traffic-hungry Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a substantial load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.