Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each 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 accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors won’t see outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and improve your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several clicks via the simple-to-use interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular website and you draw plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the standard set of services that you will receive in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this 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 caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you use a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached contents with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting that we’re offering on the condition that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several different Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the server load and a much better page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while while the users browse the pages and once the content has been cached, you will observe the effect. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly VPS package will do the very same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform substantially better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert complete control over it via an extremely easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive log, to delete the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-heavy sites with multiple visitors, you will notice the much faster website load speeds and the decreased load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that people request. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.