Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a certain page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and increase the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can enable and set up the platform with a few mouse clicks from the easy-to-use interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – 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 order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain site and you receive many visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for viewing elaborate logs.