Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every 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 in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see out-of-date info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud hosting. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get an exceptionally user-friendly interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a given website. You can also check a detailed system log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you 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 allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have lots of gratified website users.