Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The improved load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks from your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/terminate an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account is active, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your website has been taken online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the machine generated by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files for any of your websites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS servers in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent upon the specific package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially less load on your virtual machine and the enhanced website browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for websites which would normally need a more expensive web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse an exhaustive log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages opened by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will perceive a significantly faster website performance plus a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a large number of websites on the dedicated machine.