Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the required info. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you’ll get a very simple-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also see a comprehensive system log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of happy site users.