Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors won’t see old data.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached data individually for each site which employs the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated packages that we offer will allow you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been launched online. If you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will greatly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several popular sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the much better webpage loading speeds and the reduced load very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS server, since you will not need that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you’ve got resource-hungry Internet sites with numerous visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.