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High-performance HTTP accelerator

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  • Web resource caching: Server-side
    A couple of dedicated server-side resource caching solutions have emerged over the years: Memcached, Varnish, Squid, etc. Other solutions are less focused on web resource caching and more generic, e.g., Redis or Hazelcast. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Microfrontends: Microservices for the Frontend
    Edge Side Includes (ESI): a more modern alternative to SSI. ESI can handle variables, have conditionals, and supports better error handling. ESI is supported by caching HTTP servers such as Varnish. - Source: / 5 months ago
    For this objective, I am looking for willing volunteers to run through two phases of test deployments. These phases will each involve creating a scalable Varnish Cache cluster on Azure Kubernetes Service and answering a few questions about your experience. The deployments should take a total of around 30 min (or less) and will require the creation of a very minimal Kubernetes cluster. For some more information on... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Regarding how Big companies set up their databases
    For reads, caches are the primary tool, such as Varnish or memcached. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • NGINX + Laravel way too slow when serving static files - Can you point me in the right direction?
    Others have pointed out some very valid issues. A quick hack, try using Varnish Cache (, you can really accelerate the static content delivery. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Leveraging Cache in Nuxt.js
    In this case, caching mechanism is situated in the proxy server or reverse proxy server like Nginx, Apache, or Varnish, and most probably it is a part of ISP (Internet Service Provider). - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • So you want to Scrape like the Big Boys?
    It sucks when this happens, but it's easily avoidable by using a caching frontend of some sort. My favorite is Varnish,[0] which I have used with great success for _many_ web sites throughout the years. Even a web site that 10+ millions of requests per day ran from a single web server for a long time a decade-ish ago. [0] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Apache Traffic Server
    > Is there some document somewhere that goes over the choices, overlaps, etc? I believe Apache Traffic Server doesn't really compete with the likes of nginx or traefik. Apache Traffic Server is a HTTP caching server/web accelerator, thus it's specialized for caching HTTP requests and consequently it's simpler to deploy and configure. With that in mind, it competes with the likes of Squid[1] or Varnish[2].... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Autoptimize, Litespeed Cache and WP Cloudflare Super Page Cache in WordPress combined works. But clear cache often messes up site.
    You need to be using Varnish Cache for the Varnish Cache plugin to do anything. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Are you running OpenBSD on busy production machines?
    If performance is your concern, check out - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Build a CDN in about 5 hours
    We have choices. We could use Varnish (scripting! Edge side includes! PHK blog posts!). We could use Apache Traffic Server (being the only new team this year to use ATS!). Or we could use NGINX (we're already running it!). The only certainty is that you'll come to hate whichever one you pick. Try them all and pick the one you hate the least. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Quite something that millions of people were seeing an error message derived from an in-joke among Amiga developers almost 40 years ago
    It's a change in Fastly's fork of Varnish, which has it spelled correctly. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • London Clojurians Talk: Building a RESTful Web API in Clojure: a new approach (by Malcolm Sparks)
    If you're worried about performance then put a cache in front of your server (such as, and focus on providing validators in your representation metadata (etag, last-modified) to improve cache hits. This is going to give you much more improvement than tinkering with the ordering of these steps. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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