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How to Install “Varnish” (HTTP Accelerator) and Perform Load Testing Using Apache Benchmark

In this article I’ll explain how to install and use Varnish as a front-end to Apache or Nginx in order to cache HTTP responses faster and without placing further load on the web server.

However, since Varnish normally stores its cache in memory instead of on disk we will need to be careful and limit the RAM space allocated for caching. We will discuss how to do this in a minute.