Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t see outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more happy site users and prospective customers.