Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you will get an amazingly simple-to-use GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also see a comprehensive log or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have many gratified website users.