Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux web hosting packages. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get a pretty user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also check an elaborate system log or delete the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of gratified site visitors.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish platform is included by default with all Linux VPS packages that we offer given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage a handful of sites, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a significantly better web page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the users navigate the pages and once the content has been cached, you’ll perceive the results. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive package will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work considerably better, but you will also spare some money.