Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for faster response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a given webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the visitor visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased website visitors and prospective clients.