Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a specific page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface will allow you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to see detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. 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, meaning more satisfied site visitors and potential customers.