Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not see old info.

Varnish in Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s intuitive GUI will enable you to terminate or to restart any instance, to view detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load much faster, meaning more pleased site users and potential customers.