Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a certain web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor visits a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and configure the platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – 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 add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you attract many site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for cancelling or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any Internet site and for checking elaborate logs.