Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading site, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud hosting. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you will get a very easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also check an exhaustive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of gratified visitors.