Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can boost the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see outdated info.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux website hosting package and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface will permit you to stop or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open considerably faster, which means more happy site visitors and potential customers.