Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each time 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 loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting services. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get a truly simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also view a comprehensive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have plenty of pleased users.