Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. 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 opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or view an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator and boost the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to boost the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also exert full control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more trained, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a large number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will just have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.