Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the required info. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The improved speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-intensive website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to check a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting plans if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content depends upon the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the performance of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to observe the effects, as Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the virtual server and the improved site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for sites that would normally require a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be configured and administered without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than one click, you can view an exhaustive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any website and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance as well as a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run multiple sites on the dedicated machine.