Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading site, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website that uses Varnish or see a comprehensive log.