Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and in case the user opens a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the speed of your websites regardless of the hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a few clicks from the intuitive GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you receive many visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and accelerate the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to shut down any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using single-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several regularly visited Internet sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you will notice the significantly faster page loading speeds and the lowered load on your virtual server in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced server, since you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got heavy-traffic websites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it via a pretty simple-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cache 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 websites with lots of visitors, you will notice the tremendously better site loading speeds and the less load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.