Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud website hosting services. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting plans and you will get a rather intuitive GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have lots of happy site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once your site has been built. If you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will enormously reduce the load produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly via the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your websites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple busy websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the much faster web page loading speeds and the lowered load on the VPS server in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you will not require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you have heavy-traffic Internet sites with numerous visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you obtain any of the dedicated hosting services that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the work of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached files or to restart any instance with a click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge selection of large Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a colossal load while your visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. As your server will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.