Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the users won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and boost your websites’ load speed irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you win many site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each website and for viewing elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the basic service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. Varnish performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with only one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you buy a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific sever setup that you’ve selected during the signup procedure, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the work of several different resource-heavy Internet sites, so the better web page browsing speeds and the reduced load on the server will be perceptible. The effect may not be visible straight away, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users access, but soon after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check an exhaustive log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages accessed by the visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a substantially better site performance as well as a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a huge number of websites on your machine.