Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a given web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our plans 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 data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached data independently for each site that uses the Varnish platform or check an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is part of the basic set of services that you will get when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want 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 things are not linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. Varnish performs best if you get a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform is included by default with all Linux VPS web hosting service that we offer given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your sites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run several sites, you’ll notice an immense reduction in the overall server load and a significantly faster page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the users navigate the web pages and once the content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly plan will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your sites work better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to optimize the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It’ll take just one click to start or terminate an instance or to clear the cache for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for content caching purposes, so even if you host lots of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.