Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section 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’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to switch off or to restart any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more satisfied website visitors and prospective customers.