|| at Jun 25, 2009 at 3:32 am
I've used varnish a lot. (I also wrote the advent article) and the
It is very nice, much better than the alternatives (squid, etc.) It
takes a little getting used to, but it gives you incredible control
over how you handle requests.
One thing I will say is always specify your storage methods. By
default it will grab like half of the available memory (or something
like that) and it's rare that you need that.
Also be wary of the cookie handling. You need to add cache control to
your application in the right way or you will serve generic content
when you shouldn't and custom (per user) content when you want generic.
for some advice there.