Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors won’t see outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI will enable you to stop or to restart any instance, to view in-depth system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open considerably faster, which means more pleased visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and enhance the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by different sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular VPS plan that you’ve chosen on the order form, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of several different resource-hungry websites, so the better website browsing speeds and the less load on your Virtual Private Server will be perceptible. The effect may not be detectable momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people request, but soon after you enable it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll have complete control over it via an amazingly intuitive GUI – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to browse an in-depth system log, to clear the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-demanding sites with numerous visitors, you will notice the significantly better website load speeds and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the pages that users browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.