Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending 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 when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t see old content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and optimize your sites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with a few clicks through the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. 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 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a given site and you gain numerous site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click buttons for turning off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking comprehensive system logs.