Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. 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 in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the user-friendly interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular site and you attract many site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and administered effortlessly through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a significantly faster site performance plus a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host plenty of sites on the dedicated server.