Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a specific webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user visits a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to discontinue or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open considerably faster, which means more happy site visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and improve the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to cancel any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole requirement is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-requiring Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the much faster webpage loading times and the less load on the VPS server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, as you will not require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got heavy-traffic sites with lots of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will exert full control over it via a pretty easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to check an exhaustive log, to clear the cache for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-sized Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better site load speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that people browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.