Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared web hosting packages. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you will get a really intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain site. You can also view an exhaustive log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have many gratified site users.