Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated too, so the users will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which uses Varnish or view an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform comes by default with each of the VPS plans that we’re offering given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run several different websites, you’ll notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a significantly better page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the users navigate the pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will notice the result. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform significantly better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.