Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date information.

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 through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which uses Varnish or view a comprehensive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included in the standard service set that you’ll receive when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things are not bound to each other, you can use several sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with only one single click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no extra cost and you’ll exert total control over it through a very easy-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you host large websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better web page loading times and the reduced load. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the web pages that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.