Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes 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%, depending on its content. Whenever 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 opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and increase your sites’ load speed regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several clicks from the intuitive interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a given website and you draw many site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for cancelling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS plans, so in case you order a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very VPS package that you’ve picked during the server order process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of a number of large-sized sites, so the faster web page load speeds and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be obvious right away, as Varnish will require some time to cache the content that users request, but soon after you enable it, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.