Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors won’t end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you get lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll receive in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data 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 Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you get a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish platform comes by default with all VPS web hosting offered by our company given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have several different websites, you will notice a great decrease in the server load and a tremendously faster webpage load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while as the users browse the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will observe the result. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll exert full control over it via a pretty easy-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached content for any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-consuming sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster page loading speeds and the less server load. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the website content that visitors open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.