Varnish workshop

A session at Dutch PHP Conference 2013

Thursday 6th June, 2013

1:45pm to 5:00pm (AMT)

Lots of people want to use a reverse proxy cache like Varnish to ensure the scalability of their site, app or service. Varnish isn't that hard to install and configure, but there are so much things you can do with it that a 3 hour workshop can be useful. We'll cover the basics: installation, backend setup, loadbalancing and default Varnish behaviour. We'll also learn how Varnish deals with Cache-Control, Expires, ETag and Vary headers.

We'll work with the integrated logging and monitoring tools to examine the flow and the hitrate. Eventually we'll learn how to write caching rules in the Varnish Configuration Language. This will increase the hit rate of your application.There will be some theory, but the majority of the session will consist of practical examples and hands on exercises.

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Thijs Feryn

Tech evangelist at @Combell. @PHPBenelux board member. #PHP community member. International conference speaker. Travel hacker. Code, systems & automation.

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Time 1:45pm5:00pm AMT

Date Thu 6th June 2013

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