Category: varnish

How to Boost Your Server Performance with Varnish

Varnish Cache is an HTTP accelerator and reverse proxy developed by Danish consultant and FreeBSD core developer Poul-Henning Kamp, along with other developers at Norwegian Linpro AS. It was released in 2006. According to Pingdom.com, a company focused on web performance, in 2012 Varnish was already famous among the wo...

How to Use Varnish and Cloudflare for Maximum Caching

This article is part of a series on building a sample application — a multi-image gallery blog — for performance benchmarking and optimizations. (View the repo here.) As we can see in this report, our site’s landing page loads very quickly and generally scores well, but it could use another layer of ...

6 More Must-Do Grav Tweaks: Ready for Hacker News Traffic!

We previously looked at some essential Grav plugins with which to round off the installation of a personal blog. In this post, we’ll take a look at some additional, advanced plugins, as well as other tweaks we can apply. Related Pages Once a blog has enough posts, user retention becomes more difficult – as...

A Look At The Modern WordPress Server Stack

   Editor’s Note: Today marks a special day for WordPress. Powering many websites (and yes, Smashing Magazine is one of them), it celebrates its 13th birthday today. Happy birthday, dear WordPress! Here’s to many more! Do you remember when you could run a “fast” WordPress website with ju...

Five Simple Steps To Test Your Varnish Cache Deployment Using Varnishtest

   Varnish Cache is an open source HTTP accelerator that is used for speeding up the content delivery of the world’s top content-heavy dynamic websites. However, the performance or speed a newcomer to Varnish Cache can expect from its deployment can be quite nebulous. This is true for users at bo...

Caching Hat-trick: Varnish, Memcached and PHP libraries

Previously, we looked at some common caching mechanisms we can easily utilize to make our apps faster. In this part, we’ll walk through some of the additional software that we can use with PHP for caching. Memcached Memcached is an in-memory key-value store. You can use it to store things like strings, numeric value...