Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a certain web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the first request and if the user accesses a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and enhance your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information 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’ve got plenty of content on a certain website and you win numerous site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.