Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date data.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the basic service set that you will get if you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of 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, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform works best if you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, since the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several resource-requiring websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the considerably better site load speeds and the decreased load very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, since you will not require that many resources to warrant the proper operation of your sites even if you run traffic-consuming sites with a lot of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to improve the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take only one single mouse click to start or terminate an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be observable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.