Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a quite intuitive GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also view an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have plenty of happy visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll get when you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. Varnish works best if you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the work of your Internet sites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large collection of resource-absorbing websites, so your server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.