Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see out-of-date info.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you will get a truly intuitive GUI, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also view a comprehensive log or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of gratified visitors.