Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared services. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a truly intuitive GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also see a detailed system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have plenty of satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated services offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited Internet site or run several different websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to see a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends on the particular package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the work of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to see the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly decreased load on the Virtual Private Server and the enhanced site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful package for websites that would typically require a more expensive hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll have full control over it through an exceptionally easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive log, to delete the cache associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you host large-sized sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better website loading times and the decreased load on your server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the site content that people open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.