Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, 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 in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see old info.

Varnish in Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to turn off or to restart any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied users and potential clients.