Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages 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 Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for one single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/shut down an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default set of services that you’ll obtain when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans that we offer as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different sites, you will notice an immense reduction in the server load and a tremendously faster web page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will notice the results. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly VPS plan will do the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work substantially better, but you’ll also spare some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will permit you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached files or to restart any instance with a click. The minimum amount of system memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense number of regularly visited Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a massive load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.