Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased site visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll have total control over it through a truly intuitive interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached files associated with any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-swallowing websites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster site loading speeds and the reduced load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the website content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server includes several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.