Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Varnish in Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ speed regardless of the hosting plan that you have picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a given Internet site and you draw numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each Internet site and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator tool and boost the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional charge and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all VPS servers that we are offering as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several different Internet sites, you will notice a serious reduction in the server load and a much better website loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while while the users navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll observe the results. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced VPS plan will do the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work considerably better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no additional cost and you will exert total control over it through a really user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own busy sites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the reduced load on your server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.