Varnish cache example – SSL offloading

This article explains how Varnish is implemented in this server to speed up the site.

The main peculiarities of this example are:

  • Using Varnish version 4 –
  • https (port 443) hits Apache then it forwards traffic to Varnish (SSL offloading)
  • Varnish caches by eliminating the cookies in responses but skipping areas like the admin or if you are an authenticated user.

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LogStash – ElasticSearch – Kibana3

Published an article about how to install and configure LogStash + ElasticSearch + Kibana3

  • LogStash is for collecting, parsing, mangling and passing of logs.
  • Elasticsearch is its output and where the processed data is stored for quick access
  • Kibana3 is the front end of LogStash

The guide in detail: LogStash, Elasticsearch and Kibana3.

These set of tools are one of the best solutions to get your logs indexed. It could be your Apache logs, IIS, firewall logs, it doesn’t matter as long as there is a pattern.

This is what it looks like:


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Installed Mini in my server: mini

Check your speed against my server which has a 100mbps synchronous line.

The server is in Montreal, Canada.

ipv6 ready