Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert full control over it via an amazingly simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive log, to clear the cached files for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got heavy Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster page loading times and the less load on the server. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.