Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 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 enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, which means more pleased website users and potential customers.