Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI will allow you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to see detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, meaning more happy website users and prospective customers.