Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s intuitive interface will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, which means more satisfied users and prospective clients.