Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor opens a specific page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface will allow you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more happy users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to activate more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy site or use several websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS plans, so if you purchase a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the data caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected during the server order process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the work of a number of large-scale websites, so the faster web page browsing speeds and the reduced load on the VPS server will be discernible. The effect may not be obvious right away, since Varnish will need some time to cache the content that people request, but shortly after you enable it, you will feel its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered without effort via Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one click, you can browse an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably better site performance plus a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run lots of sites on your server.