Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever 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 accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing old info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud plans. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a truly intuitive GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also see an in-depth system log or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of satisfied site users.