Varnish can significantly improve the performance of your sites. Find out how to make the most of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a particular page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the required content. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential clients.