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Excellent Google PageSpeed Service Alternative



With Google’s recent announcement of the “Turn Down of PageSpeed Service”, users of the service should be asking what to do next.

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What do we believe in at section.io



Last year our team gathered at an offsite to consider issues with current CDN providers and the problems with use of global content delivery solutions. We recognized the closed nature of the distributed networks available and at the same time identified the deployment and distribution limitations of the excellent opensource tooling required for content delivery clouds (such as Varnish Cache for HTML caching). These issues lead us to build section.io.

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Varnish Install Quick and Detailed



How To Install Varnish Cache

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Managing Varnish Cache Hit Rate During Deployment



As you work on new features in your application it is important to keep your Varnish Cache VCL code up to date with your application’s needs.

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Varnish Logs Centralized and Managed by Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana



Sometimes when you are working on Varnish Cache you want to pinpoint a specific request that has happened. For example, your customer service team reports that customers are seeing a “Guru Meditation” error.

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Varnish Monitoring using Graphite for Metrics



Varnish Cache is a great tool in your reverse proxy chain because its superior programming model allows you to make complex caching decisions that are unachievable in other reverse proxy servers.

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Why section.io?



We have built websites and served websites for customers. We have helped customers accelerate websites and provided them with additional capacity to push through major traffic events. We have tested tried and broken many of the technologies available today to help websites deliver content optimally on a global scale.

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Speed Up Your Website Step 3- Send Files Earlier



So far we have covered sending less data and over shorter distances. In this entry I will discuss the options to send files earlier in the process than might otherwise be possible.

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Speed Up Your Website Step 2 - Send over Shorter Distances



In the last of these posts we discussed the HTTP Archive stats on web page size. Also relevant to webpage performance is the number of roundtrips your customers browser must make to retrieve the objects which make up the page being delivered.

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