Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate 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 available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given website and you receive a lot of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for switching off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS servers if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the work of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to see the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but shortly thereafter you will notice the substantially reduced server load and the enhanced site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS plan for sites that would normally require a more pricey hosting solution.