Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens 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 processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading page, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will not end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your websites irrespective of the website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the intuitive GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info 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 use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you receive lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for seeing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and administered effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click, you can see an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages accessed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously better site performance in addition to a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple sites on the dedicated server.