Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user visits a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud website hosting services. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you’ll get a quite easy-to-work-with interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific Internet site. You can also check a detailed log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of satisfied site users.