Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to stop or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied website users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one large website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to see a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you will have complete control over it through an amazingly simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to check an in-depth log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-size websites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster page loading speeds and the decreased load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.