Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor accesses a specific page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and boost your websites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a specific website and you receive plenty of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for terminating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each Internet site and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been published to the web. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The platform will enormously reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content associated with any of your websites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all VPS servers that we’re offering as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a handful of sites, you will notice an enormous reduction in the overall server load and a significantly faster page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the website and once the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the result. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive package will do the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it via an extremely easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to view an in-depth system log, to clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host large websites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the substantially faster page loading speeds and the reduced load on your server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the website content that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.