Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based 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 when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading website, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you will get a truly intuitive GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also view an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of satisfied visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator and optimize the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be used by several websites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert complete control over it through a pretty simple-to-use interface – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to check an in-depth system log, to delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you host large websites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster web page load speeds and the reduced load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the website content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.