Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for faster response times. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a certain webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared plans. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you will get a truly simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also view an in-depth system log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of happy users.