Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a quite simple-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain site. You can also view an elaborate system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have many happy website visitors.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it via an amazingly simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to view an in-depth log, to clear the cached files for any site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host traffic-heavy sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the less load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that people access. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.