Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a very simple-to-work-with GUI, which will give you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also check an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have plenty of happy website visitors.