Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a given web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and returns the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get an exceptionally simple-to-work-with GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also check a detailed log or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of pleased visitors.