Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a particular page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the user opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI will allow you to disable or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more satisfied website visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated service offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you want to use Varnish with more sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single large website or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for several busy Internet sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the considerably better web page load speeds and the reduced load on your server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, since you won’t require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your sites even if you manage traffic-intensive Internet sites with many visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll have complete control over it via a very simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to check an exhaustive log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-sized sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load times and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.