Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Anytime 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 opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ load speed regardless of the shared web hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a given website and you gain many website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for cancelling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish once your new account has been activated, as the data caching platform comes 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 balancing software once your website has been built. If you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will greatly reduce the load on the machine that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with no effort via your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS servers if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the specific package that you have picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but shortly after that you will notice the considerably less load on the Virtual Private Server and the improved Internet site loading speed. Varnish will allow you to use a less powerful VPS package for sites which would typically require a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered without effort via Hepsia’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably better website performance and a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run multiple sites on your machine.