Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not see outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain Internet site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for viewing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no additional fee and you will exert total control over it through a quite easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-hungry Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster website loading speeds and the lowered load on your server. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.