Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site 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 open tremendously faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several clicks using the easy-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. 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 add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a certain Internet site and you receive lots of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for deleting or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for viewing detailed system logs.