Varnish offers a multitude of modules that extend standard VCL capabilities for specific use cases and improve the overall user experience. These modules are written in C, and we call them VMODs for short. You can see the full list here.
In the world of tech, it’s quite common to attend conferences: they allow you to be inspired, there’s an educational aspect to them, and they’re a great place to network.
With web 2.0 and the growing popularity of social media, websites were put under a lot more stress. Delivering content fast and reliably is a relevant challenge. In the hosting industry (I work at Combell, the leading Belgian web hosting company) we no longer just talk about throwing servers at the problem. Offering fast, stable, secure, scalable and affordable solutions to clients has become the core business.