Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case 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 significantly faster, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date data.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud hosting packages. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you will get an amazingly simple-to-use interface, which will give you full control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain Internet site. You can also see a comprehensive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have many pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your site has been published online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will greatly lower the load that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort via the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert total control over it through a pretty simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to see a detailed system log, to delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-requiring Internet sites with lots of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site loading speeds and the reduced load on your server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the website content that people browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.