Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and boost your websites’ speed regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have selected and you can enable and configure the platform with several clicks through the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a certain Internet site and you gain lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will permit you to create more instances too, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one frequently visited website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all VPS hosting plans offered by our company on the condition that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a handful of websites, you’ll notice an immense reduction in the server load and a tremendously better site loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors browse the pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive plan will do the exact same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you’ll also exert total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It will take just one click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even if you run multiple websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be observable. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.