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    Default what is varnish cache ?

    Anyone using varnish cache on server ?

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    Default Re: what is varnish cache ?

    Varnish program increases the speed of a Web site and simultaneously reduces the load on the Web server. Whereas Varnish is a “Web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy” – according to Varnish’s official website.
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    Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites as well as APIs. In contrast to other web accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or Apache and nginx, which are primarily origin servers, Varnish was designed as an HTTP accelerator.
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    Varnish works by handling requests before they make it to your backend; whether your backend is Apache, nginx, or any other web server. ... Additionally, Varnish cache can be used as part of a highly available environment, which ensures uptime during high traffic loads or server failures.

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    Varnish Cache to increase your site's speed and optimize server resources. The cache is often the most critical piece of software for a web-based business. Varnish Cache is a powerful, open source HTTP engine/reverse HTTP proxy.