Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor opens 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 web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means a much-improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and improve the loading speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have selected and you can enable and set up the platform with several mouse clicks using the simple-to-use interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a certain site and you gain many site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each site and for checking in-depth logs.