Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. 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 web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ loading speed regardless of the hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks from the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a specific website and you attract a lot of site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for terminating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any Internet site and for checking in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator and enhance the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more experienced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run numerous sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.