Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see out-of-date information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a really intuitive interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also check a detailed log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have many happy site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default service set that you will receive in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if 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 platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with only one click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just one single click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any site that is using Varnish and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.