Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your sites’ speed regardless of the website hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have a lot of content on a certain website and you receive plenty of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to activate more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one regularly visited site or run several different websites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached content, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends on the given plan that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the work of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but soon after that you’ll notice the considerably decreased load on the VPS and the accelerated site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful package for websites which would usually need a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content for any site and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a considerably better website performance plus a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run many Internet sites on the server.