Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will not see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI will permit you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, which means more happy site visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new account has been set up, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been published online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The caching platform will substantially decrease the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without effort from the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish platform at no extra cost and you’ll exert full control over it through an extremely easy-to-work-with GUI – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to clear the cache associated with any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-absorbing Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better page load speeds and the lowered load on the server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the web pages that visitors open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.