Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called 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 loads a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also view an exhaustive log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of satisfied website users.