Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading page, which means an improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your websites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the intuitive graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain site and you attract lots of site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for deleting or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for checking comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and accelerate any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to increase the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It will take only a click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cache associated with any website that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more trained, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.