Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading page, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached data independently for each website which employs Varnish or check a comprehensive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you will acquire when you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. Varnish works best if you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached content with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you will also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you are more advanced, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be noticeable. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.