Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a particular web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks via your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each website that employs Varnish or view a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single regularly visited website or use several sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent upon the specific VPS package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the work of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to detect the results, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the considerably decreased load on your server and the enhanced Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful package for Internet sites which would usually need a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll exert total control over it through a very simple-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to check a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-swallowing websites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better web page loading times and the decreased load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.