Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the user visits a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and optimize the load speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a given Internet site and you win numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for switching off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for seeing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated service that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single regularly visited website or run several websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting service when you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the work of numerous sites. It will take a little time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the considerably less load on the VPS and the improved Internet site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful plan for websites that would usually require a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you will exert full control over it via an exceptionally easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see an elaborate log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-size sites with lots of visitors, you will notice the much better website loading times and the reduced load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the content that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.