Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Each 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 when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors will never see out-of-date information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given site and you draw lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each site and for seeing elaborate system logs.