Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the required information. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ loading speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have selected and you can enable and configure the platform with a few clicks from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a specific Internet site and you receive many visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for viewing detailed logs.