Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a specific webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user opens a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain site. You can also check an elaborate log file or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have a lot of happy website users.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS hosting if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent upon the given VPS package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the work of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially reduced load on your server and the improved site browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites that would normally need a more high-priced hosting service.