Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got lots of content on a certain Internet site and you receive a lot of site visitors, more 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 simple 1-click controls for terminating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.