Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors will not see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and optimize your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks via the easy-to-use GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific website and you get numerous website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for deactivating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for checking comprehensive logs.