Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI will permit you to turn off or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open considerably faster, which means more pleased site visitors and prospective customers.