Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a particular page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ speed irrespective of the web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a particular site and you win numerous visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it through a really simple-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to check an exhaustive log, to clear the cached files associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-demanding websites with numerous visitors, you will notice the considerably better web page load speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the site content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.