Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses 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 processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the users will never see old information.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface will enable you to remove or to restart any instance, to see detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, meaning more happy website visitors and prospective customers.