Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t see old data.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have many happy site users.