Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ load speed regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the platform with a few mouse clicks via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available 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 plenty of content on a given website and you attract 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 offer you simple one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing exhaustive logs.