Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to cancel or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, meaning more pleased site users and potential clients.