Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the platform with several mouse clicks via the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a particular site and you win numerous site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for deleting or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing comprehensive logs.