Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages at the first request and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will allow you to disable or to restart any instance, to see detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, meaning more happy users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator tool and increase the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole precondition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each plan features a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-intensive websites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the considerably better webpage load times and the lowered load on your VPS server very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey server, since you won’t require that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you have traffic-heavy websites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you will have total control over it through a pretty easy-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see a comprehensive log, to delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-size websites with many visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better page loading times and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.