Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a specific web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each website hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, meaning more pleased website users and potential clients.