Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing old data.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites under a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for a single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website which employs Varnish or see a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no extra fee, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several traffic-hungry Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the decreased load on the VPS in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-intensive sites with plenty of visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the work of your sites at no additional cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense collection of resource-hungry sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with an enormous system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. As your server will come with several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.