Learn exactly what Varnish is. Get to know more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the very same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more pleased site users and prospective clients.