Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and increase the load speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the intuitive interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given site and you attract a lot of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click buttons for stopping or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.