Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, which means more satisfied visitors and prospective customers.