Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t see outdated content.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra fee and you will have full control over it through a pretty simple-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run heavy Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster web page loading times and the reduced load on your dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.