Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a specific web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a quite easy-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a given site. You can also view an exhaustive log or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many happy site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting service offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will permit you to add more instances too, if you wish to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-consuming site or use several different sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to see a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple regularly visited Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the considerably faster page loading times and the lowered load on your server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less high-priced Virtual Private Server, as you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own resource-hungry websites with many visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert total control over it via a truly easy-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to check an in-depth system log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage traffic-hungry Internet sites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the much better page loading times and the lowered server load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the site content that users open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.