Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every 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 in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface will permit you to disable or to reboot any instance, to see detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open much faster, meaning more happy site users and potential clients.