Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have numerous satisfied website visitors.