Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can improve the speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t see old info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the user-friendly GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a given website and you attract lots of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached data with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS

Varnish comes by default with all VPS services offered by our company on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a number of websites, you’ll notice a great reduction in the overall server load and a tremendously better web page load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while while the users browse the website and once the site content has been cached, you will distinguish the results. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey Virtual Private Server package will do the same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take just a click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more proficient, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host a large number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.