Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a given page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our web hosting plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you’ll get a really easy-to-work-with interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also view an exhaustive log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of gratified visitors.