Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux website hosting packages. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a very simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of satisfied site visitors.