Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a particular page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s intuitive interface will permit you to disable or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied visitors and prospective clients.