Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which means an improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the users will not see out-of-date data.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you attract lots of site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and improve the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each plan comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-consuming websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially faster site load speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS server, since you won’t require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you run heavy-traffic sites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you buy one of the dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate graphical interface will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast number of resource-intensive sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge system load while your visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.