Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see old info.

Varnish in Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to turn off or to restart any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied users and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the standard set of services that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish platform works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with just one mouse click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It will take only one single mouse click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cached content for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you will have everything you need.