Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Anytime 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 processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t see out-of-date info.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached data individually for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one large Internet site or use several websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cache, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each plan features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several traffic-consuming Internet sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the much faster webpage loading speeds and the less load on your server very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you will not need that many resources to guarantee the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got large Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface and, with no more than one single click, you can see a detailed log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably better website performance as well as a lowered load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a huge number of websites on your machine.