Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending 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 when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t see outdated info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites under a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site which employs the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is part of the default set of services that you’ll get in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you set a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached contents with only one single click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting services if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the work of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but after that you will notice the significantly reduced load on your Virtual Private Server and the accelerated website load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for sites which would typically require a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you buy one of the Linux dedicated web hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use Varnish to boost the performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use GUI will allow you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with a click. The smallest amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge collection of resource-consuming sites, so your server will be able to cope with an enormous system load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your machine will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.