Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface will allow you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, which means more happy site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is an essential part of the basic set of services that you’ll obtain when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best if you use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS hosting if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends on the given plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly after that you will notice the substantially lowered server load and the enhanced site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would usually require a more costly hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it through a quite intuitive GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view an in-depth log, to delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have large Internet sites with numerous visitors, you will notice the significantly better page load speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people access. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.