14 Nov 2012

Tough Varnish - Secure cloud caching for safe & speedy sites

This week we've been helping a client with some Varnish caching. Aside from being a fun project it was a welcome reminder of how easy webserver security can be. Through simple implementation of a remote Varnish cache box not only can your website become lightning fast, it can also become super secure and a breeze to re-instate should the worst happen.
Let's take a look at a basic remote Varnish cache setup on AWS EC2 and run through the simple whys and hows.