Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open tremendously faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and prospective clients.