Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a particular webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud packages. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you’ll get a very intuitive GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain Internet site. You can also check an exhaustive log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of pleased site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been created, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been taken online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will enormously decrease the load on the machine generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS packages, so in case you purchase a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific plan that you’ve chosen during the VPS order process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the work of a handful of resource-consuming websites, so the faster page loading speeds and the reduced load on the server will be discernible. The result may not be detectable immediately, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users browse, but soon after you set it up, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can see a detailed log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cache associated with any site and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably faster site performance and a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host many websites on your machine.