Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and increase the loading speed of your websites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given Internet site and you draw plenty of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing detailed logs.