Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated content.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site which uses Varnish or view an in-depth system log.