Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your websites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have picked and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific Internet site and you win lots of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish to optimize the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more tech-savvy, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.