Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase the load speed of your websites regardless of the hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can add and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a given Internet site and you attract many website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for checking elaborate system logs.