Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses 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. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website which employs Varnish or view an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It’ll take just one click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any website that’s using Varnish and if you’re more advanced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host a huge number of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You will just need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.