Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a given webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud web hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you will get an amazingly user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also check an elaborate system log file or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied visitors.