Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a specific webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI will permit you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, meaning more happy visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you’ll exert total control over it through an extremely simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate system log, to delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host large-sized sites with many visitors, you will notice the much faster site load speeds and the lowered load on your server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.