Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading site, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ speed irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you’ve selected and you can add and configure the platform with a couple of clicks through the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – 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 and less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a specific website and you win numerous site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each Internet site and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator tool and improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to delete any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have total control over it via a very time and effort saving GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth system log, to clear the cache for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-hungry sites with numerous visitors, you will notice the much faster web page load speeds and the lowered load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.