Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if 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 Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached files independently for each site that employs Varnish or view an elaborate log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is an essential part of the standard service set that you’ll get if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only a click.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all VPS offered by us as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a significantly faster page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll see the results. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly package will do the very same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a tremendously better website performance and a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host lots of websites on the dedicated machine.