Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor opens 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting plans. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of pleased visitors.