Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not see outdated content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased site users and potential customers.