Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each time 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors will never see outdated information.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will enable you to remove or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load substantially faster, which means more satisfied website visitors and prospective customers.