Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for one single large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that uses Varnish or check an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy website or run a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cache, to check a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated web hosting offered by us, you will be able to use Varnish to boost the performance of your websites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large number of resource-absorbing Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge system load while your website visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will include several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.