Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a specific page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our cloud web hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a quite intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain site. You can also view an exhaustive system log or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have many satisfied users.