IP Restrictions behind Cloudflare and Varnish

I've recently been working with a client using Drupal, Varnish, and Cloudflare as part of their digital transformation journey. The client had requirements to ensure that requests coming in through Cloudflare, which should be all requests, would include a check to ensure only their internal IP ranges and ours would…

Why Pound is awesome in front of Varnish

We all know Varnish is awesome. I went as far as presenting a topic on Varnish then writing about it. This is a known fact. However, what happens to all that caching goodness when you want to run your entire site over SSL? Out of the box, Varnish doesn't support…

Explaining Varnish for Beginners

A short time ago I published a presentation I gave at DrupalACT entitled 'Varnish for Beginners'. Whilst the presentation itself went down well and those attending hopefully garnered a good amount of knowledge; without me to talk over it, there aren't a huge amount of words to explain Varnish more…

Varnish for beginners

My first experience with Varnish was whilst I worked at Agileware and was required to create a Pressflow Drupal 6 site for a company who were expecting to receive a lot of traffic due to television advertising. Now, since starting at Acquia, I've had a great deal more experience since…