Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface will permit you to disable or to reboot any instance, to view detailed logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated services that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited website or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several traffic-intensive Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly faster Internet site loading speeds and the less load on your VPS in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced Virtual Private Server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-hungry sites with lots of visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll exert complete control over it through a pretty simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to see a detailed log, to clear the cache associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have large Internet sites with many visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster web page loading times and the lowered load on the machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.