Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared web hosting. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also check an elaborate system log or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of satisfied site users.