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.Read More
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.Read More
Hark A Vagrant
Coming from a background as a Windows developer, one of the biggest issues I faced when starting to build *nix apps was how to develop locally. Trying to develop a sails.js app or build a Varnish caching proxy on a Windows machine gets pretty fustrating pretty fast. Additionally even if you are running Ubuntu locally, unless you only work on a single project you’ll run into the issue of multiple apps needing port 80 for testing.Read More
Varnish is Caching Pages and ignoring "Cache-control: no-cache" header
TL;DR; - Before V4.0.0 Varish ignored the “Cache-control: no-cache” header by default, and you’ll need to handle this yourself in your VCL.Read More
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