Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a specific page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting plans. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally user-friendly GUI, which will grant you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular website. You can also check an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have plenty of pleased site visitors.