Learn precisely what Varnish is. Discover much more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a specific page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The accelerated speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you’ll get a truly simple-to-work-with interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain Internet site. You can also check a detailed system log or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous gratified visitors.