Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Every 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 processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase your sites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with several mouse clicks through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you gain many website visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.