Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. 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 opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not end up seeing old data.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and optimize the speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have selected and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks from the intuitive interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you attract many website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each Internet site and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to optimize the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you are more sophisticated, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run a lot of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You will only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.