Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site that uses the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee 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 packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes 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 choose whether lots of content will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be used by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to stop any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS web hosting offered by our company given that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your websites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have several sites, you’ll notice a great decrease in the server load and a significantly better web page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while while the visitors browse the website and once the website content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effect. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform significantly better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a detailed system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any website and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a significantly faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a lot of Internet sites on your machine.