Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will never see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance your sites’ speed regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you have selected and you can add and configure the data caching platform with several clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular site and you win plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for switching off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any website and for viewing elaborate system logs.