Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and enhance the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have chosen and you can add and set up the platform with several clicks via the simple-to-use interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you get lots of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for checking comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to optimize the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached data for any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host many sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You will only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.