Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can accelerate 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. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date info.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a rather easy-to-use GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also check an elaborate log or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total 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 order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of satisfied website visitors.