Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a certain web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the user visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and improve the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have picked and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the intuitive graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a specific Internet site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for shutting down or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each Internet site and for viewing comprehensive logs.