Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not see outdated information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain Internet site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for viewing detailed system logs.