Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a pretty user-friendly GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular Internet site. You can also see a detailed system log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many happy users.