Varnish as reverse proxy with nginx as web server and SSL terminator

Published on Tue, 2012-07-24 - 21:37

Or, if you like, the nginx-Varnish-nginx sandwich.


This is, admittedly, a bit unorthodox. But here’s my rationale:

Since time immemorial (ie. more than a couple of years of Internet time), we at Reveal IT have been deploying Varnish in front of the web sites we build for our customers, with the dual purpose of a faster (and thus better) user experience and conservation of server resources.

In our previous Varnish setups, only standard HTTP would be passed through Varnish,…

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