Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a particular web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and improve the loading speed of your websites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks via the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – 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 order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given Internet site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for stopping or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for checking comprehensive system logs.