Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a specific page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your sites under a cloud web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which employs Varnish or see an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one frequently visited site or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS servers offered by us given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several websites, you will notice an immense decrease in the server load and a substantially better site load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the pages and once the site content has been cached, you will see the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will do the very same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work significantly better, but you’ll also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you obtain one of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the work of your sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with one click. The smallest amount of system memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a gigantic system load while your website visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.