Popular E-commerce websites like Magento is comprised of considerably heavy-content and demands an extra-pull during peak times. Varnish, a web application accelerator, and can also act as a load balancer is reputed to be an ideal solution to enhance the performance of content-heavy sites like Magento.
Redis is an in-memory data structure store and primarily used as a database, cache and message broker. It supports almost most of the programming languages and works well in systems like Linux, OS X, etc. without the need for any external dependencies. This article will take you to the how-to of installing and configuring Redis on Ubuntu system.
The Varnish is a web application accelerator and caching HTTP reverse proxy installed to reduce the loading time of web pages and thereby, to increase the web server’s speed and performance. Generally, Varnish will be installed in front of your web server to act as an absolute boon for content-heavy dynamic sites. Let’s see how to install Varnish on an operating system like Ubuntu.