Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and improve the speed of your websites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have chosen and you can enable and configure the platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a certain site and you get lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for viewing elaborate logs.