Debugging Varnish requests with varnishncsa

Varnish provides some tools to help you monitor and debug Varnish’ health.
One of those tools is varnishncsa. When you run it without arguments, it shows a real-time access log in the Apache combined log format.
That’s nice and can come in handy. But, it gets really interesting when you define your own format like this:

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Caching WordPress with Nginx

Wordpress caching configuration

I’m running this blog on a small VPS with the help of Nginx and PHP-FPM.
But I noticed the site was not that fast as I wanted it to be.
This is mainly due to the little resources this VPS has. So every request needs to be as efficient as possible.
To make that possible, I want to cache the requests with Nginx to minimize the requests that needs to be handled by PHP-FPM.

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