Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things 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 would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to remove or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective customers.