Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see old info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you have selected and you can add and set up the platform with a few mouse clicks using the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given site and you get lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any Internet site and for viewing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and accelerate the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be used by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra cost, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each package includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several large websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the substantially better webpage load speeds and the reduced load on your VPS very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less high-priced Virtual Private Server, since you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your websites even if you run traffic-consuming websites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional charge and you will have total control over it via an amazingly easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-hungry Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better site load speeds and the reduced load. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.