Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a specific web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and optimize your sites’ speed regardless of the website hosting plan that you have picked and you can activate and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites 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 available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you attract numerous visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each site and for checking detailed system logs.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting packages, so if you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the very VPS package that you have picked during the order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the work of a number of traffic-heavy websites, so the faster web page browsing speeds and the less load on the virtual machine will be perceivable. The result may not be obvious immediately, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users browse, but shortly after you set it up, you will observe its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.