Varnish Cache 6.1 Release
Molly Wojcik | September 19, 2018 | Varnish Cache
The latest release of Varnish Cache (6.1) is now available on section.io, bringing about several new features and stability improvements, albeit minor in the words of Poul-Henning Kamp. section.io made this version of Varnish Cache available within our platform 2hrs after the source code release, further highlighting the speed and flexibility of the section.io Edge Platform.Read More
Announcing Virtual Waiting Room
section.io is pleased to announce another feature to help websites stay online when extreme traffic peaks arrive. A Virtual Waiting Room can ensure that your website stays up and serving customers when an extreme traffic event would otherwise have caused a complete outage.Read More
Troubleshooting Varnish Cache 503 Guru Meditation Error
Roxana Elliott | August 08, 2017 | Varnish Cache
If you use Varnish Cache on your website or are visiting a website that caches content with Varnish Cache, chances are at some point you will come across the Varnish Cache server error: Error 503 Service Unavailable / Guru Meditation with an XID number. A 503 error means that the web server trying to be reached is unavailable - this could be because it is overloaded, down for maintenence, or not fully functional for another reason.Read More
What is a Varnish Cache Hit for Pass?
When using Varnish Cache one of the most important things you need to understand is how and why various requests get labelled as they do. A “cache hit” and “cache miss” are easily understood - a cache hit is a request which is successfully served from the cache, and a cache miss is a request that goes through the cache but finds an empty cache and therefore has to be fetched from the origin.Read More
Under the Hood - What Reverse Proxy is your CDN using?
One of the most remarkable things about the CDN market in the 20 years since Akamai launched the first Content Delivery Network is how little attention has been paid to the technology these companies are built on. When you consider the function they serve, it is somewhat understandable. Your website is slow, you pay for a CDN and suddenly it is faster. You don’t really care how it works as long as you get the desired result.Read More
Varnish Cache for Magento 2 - Configuration Suggestions
Announcing Traffic Overload Prevention
A top concern for websites is staying online during spikes in traffic. Businesses spend lots of money from their marketing budget to attract customers to their website, however, if the website cannot handle the amount of traffic it can go offline during these traffic peaks and lose all of the potential revenue from customers in the middle of transactions.Read More
Magento 2 - Key Differences and Setting up Caching
Magento 2 was released to merchants almost a year ago, and is a complete platform overhaul from Magento 1.x versions, rather than an update. There are several core differences between Magento 1.x and Magento 2 that are important for businesses and Magento developers and businesses to understand.Read More
Why Scalability Matters to Your Ecommerce Site During the Holidays
Improve user experience on your ecommerce site during the Holiday Season We’ve spoken a lot about the importance of speed for your website and why it’s especially crucial for ecommerce sites going into the holiday season. Many studies have shown that improved web performance leads to more pages viewed, more products viewed, and most importantly, increased cart conversions and revenue.Read More
Cache Fundamentals Part 2 - What Content to Cache and Why
We previously went through the fundamentals of caching, what it is, why it’s important for faster web pages, better SEO, and reduced server costs, and what the differences are between a browser cache and a cache installed on a web server. Now we’ll go through some information on what type of content is typically cached, how Content Delivery Networks or CDNs are related to caching, and some tools to cache your own web data and improve the performance of your website.Read More
section.io Joins Magento's Technology Partner Program
We are pleased to announce that section.io has become a Magento Select Technology Partner, a level of partnership that includes many other top-tier technology solutions designed to help Magento eCommerce customers get the most out of their websites. We’re excited about this partnership because we recognize Magento as the leading eCommerce solution for all kinds of businesses, from small boutiques to large, recognizable brands, and we have already been building our own tools to integrate seamlessly with the Magento system.Read More
The cost of HTTP 404 Page Not Found
Reducing 404 error pages on your website Do you know how many resources are consumed by your origin web servers to determine that a requested URL is non-existent and render the Not Found response page? Many site owners cannot answer this question, and most of the time this is fine because a well-managed site will rarely need to serve a 404 under normal conditions.Read More
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