Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the required content. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available 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’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one large 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. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website which employs Varnish or check a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your new account has been opened, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your site has been built. If you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more flexibility. The platform will considerably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly from your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS packages, so in case you get a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the specific VPS package that you have selected during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the work of a handful of resource-demanding websites, so the faster website load speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine will be perceivable. The effect may not be observable momentarily, since Varnish will need some time to cache the website content that visitors access, but soon after you activate it, you will witness its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will have full control over it through a quite easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-absorbing Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the significantly better site loading speeds and the less load on the server. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.