Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will not see out-of-date data.

Varnish in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one single large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/terminate an instance, clear the cached data independently for each website which employs Varnish or see a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you’ll exert full control over it via a quite easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content for 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-hungry Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster website load speeds and the less load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.