Varnish

An HTTP accelerator, also known as a caching reverse proxy. It can increase the speed of a website, while reducing the load on the web server. Depending on the architecture, it can speed it up with a factor of 300 to 1000 times. The tool is also very fast, flexible and reliable.

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First released 2006
Developed by Poul-Henning Kamp, Redpill-Linpro
Latest stable version Varnish 5
Open-source Yes
Used by Columbia University, Dyn, Filmtools

Interesting facts

Many social media and news websites use Varnish, as those are generally overloaded.

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Development by Synergize.digital

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