Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the speed of your websites regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have picked and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the intuitive GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you attract lots of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for removing or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each website and for checking detailed logs.