Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you attract many visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for seeing in-depth logs.