Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens 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 considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will never see old info.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared website hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a quite easy-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also see an elaborate system log or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have plenty of happy users.