Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user opens a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting package and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to stop or to restart any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential customers.