Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a pretty intuitive interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive log or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of happy website visitors.