Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also check an elaborate log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of gratified site users.