Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site which uses Varnish or see an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the accelerator and accelerate the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by different sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent on the specific package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the performance of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to notice the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load on the virtual machine and the improved Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites that would usually need a more expensive hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to enhance the work of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense number of traffic-heavy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an immense system load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.