Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the first request and in case the user visits a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our cloud website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you will get a very simple-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also view a comprehensive log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of gratified site users.