Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your websites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. 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 directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/terminate an instance, clear the cached files independently for each site which employs the Varnish platform or view a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated services include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-hungry websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the significantly faster website loading times and the lowered load on your virtual machine in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you won’t need that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you’ve got resource-demanding sites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you buy one of the Linux dedicated hosting services offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your websites at no extra fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large number of large sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a substantial system load while your website visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.