Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t see old content.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting packages. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-work-with GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also check an elaborate system log file or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have a lot of gratified visitors.