Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a very simple-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also check an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have lots of gratified users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll acquire if you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform works best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached files with just a click.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several resource-heavy Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the much faster website load times and the decreased load in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, since you won’t need that much power to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you have large-sized sites with numerous visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it via a rather simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see a comprehensive log, to clear the cached files for any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-demanding Internet sites with multiple visitors, you will notice the considerably better web page loading times and the less load on the server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the web pages that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.