Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses 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 data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and configure the platform with several clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain website and you gain lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and boost the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.