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Heading to 2016 Magento Imagine?



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Which reverse proxy will be added next on section.io?



As you know section.io currently supports the following reverse proxy servers Varnish Cache 3 Varnish Cache 4 Varnish Cache 3 pre-configured for Magento Turpentine Integration Varnish Cache 4 specifically for Magento 2.0.0 ModSecurity

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HTTP/2 by default



section.io has supported the SPDY protocol since the platform’s inception and we’ve been trialling HTTP/2 in recent months. Today HTTP/2 is enabled for all sites using section.io.

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Finding the IP address of your visitors



When you create an account on section.io we give you lots of powerful tools to improve your website’s performance and security. There are great charts showing how many requests are being served and what is being done to them. You can dig into the logs and see how each request flows through section.io and what happens to it.

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The Architecture of section.io



At section.io we wanted to enable people to use popular reverse proxies like Varnish Cache and ModSecurity to improve the performance and security of their websites but remove the hassle of dealing with deployments, high-availability, patching, TLS configuration, or instrumentation.

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Using section.io as an Ssl Reverse Proxy



Using a reverse proxy for SSL can improve site load speed and free up resources on your servers.

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Using Varnish To Tweak Your Http Responses



Varnish is an excellent caching application, it’s what it’s designed for after all. However the fact that it ships with a built-in programming language (VCL) makes it very useful for tweaking how your site responds to HTTP requests. Often these can be things that you don’t really want your website to be concerned with, like sending some standard HTTP headers. Also it’s great for stopping unwanted requests from getting to your webserver, e.g. enforcing HTTPS.

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