Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the web hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a certain website and you win lots of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for removing or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for checking detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is part of the basic set of services that you’ll obtain when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case 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 websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with just one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS servers if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the overall performance of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to detect the results, since Varnish caches the content that visitors browse, but soon thereafter you will notice the considerably less load on the virtual server and the accelerated website browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites that would usually need a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with ease via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data for any website and much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a tremendously better website performance in addition to a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your server.