Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading site, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several resource-demanding Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the substantially better webpage loading speeds and the less load on the VPS very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS server, as you won’t need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your websites even if you run resource-intensive sites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to increase the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more competent, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run a huge number of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.