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 speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. 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 in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing outdated info.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased site users and prospective clients.