Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize the load speed of your websites regardless of the website hosting plan that you have chosen and you can add and set up the platform with several mouse clicks using the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a specific site and you gain plenty of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for checking in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no extra fee and you will have complete control over it through a rather easy-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-demanding sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the substantially faster web page loading speeds and the lowered load. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the content that visitors request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.