Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a given web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the required information. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/stop an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site which employs the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you will receive when you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting plans, so in case you get a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific server configuration that you’ve picked during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of several regularly visited websites, so the faster site loading speeds and the less load on the server will be noticeable. The effect may not be visible immediately, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors request, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a powerful web hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we offer, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with a click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense collection of repeatedly visited websites, so your server will be able to handle an enormous load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.