Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an amazingly simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular site. You can also check a comprehensive log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of gratified site users.