Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which means a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing outdated data.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to delete or to restart any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.