Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and if the visitor visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ load speed irrespective of the shared hosting package that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks from the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a given site and you draw plenty of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for deactivating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for checking elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and accelerate any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with all Linux VPS servers offered by us as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several websites, you will notice a substantial decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better web page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the users browse the pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effects. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey package will do the very same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform considerably better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to increase the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run a large number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be noticeable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.