Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. 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 when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading page, which means a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential clients.