Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our shared website hosting. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a very simple-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also check a comprehensive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web app accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to improve the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached content for any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be detectable. You will simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.