Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a specific web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.