Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more satisfied visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the standard service set that you’ll obtain when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system 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 of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use several sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached contents with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS servers if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content is dependent upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take a little time for you to notice the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you will notice the substantially lowered load on your virtual machine and the accelerated Internet site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful package for sites that would typically require a more expensive web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll have complete control over it via a really easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to browse an elaborate log, to clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage traffic-intensive Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster page load times and the reduced load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.