Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every 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 when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never see old information.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to view comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, meaning more satisfied users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will enable you to enable more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one large-sized website or use a number of sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the performance of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but shortly after that you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on the virtual server and the increased website loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites which would usually require a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can check an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any site and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages opened by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a considerably faster site performance plus a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host a large number of sites on your dedicated machine.