Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a particular page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each web hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential customers.