For every website, speed and performance matter. No one wants to sit and wait for pages to load. For some websites, though, speed drives whether or not people use the site, make purchases through the site and ultimately keep an online business running. E-commerce is one of these areas, and with the rush of holiday shopping just around the corner, now is a great time to think about preparing your site for peak traffic to make sure you’re up, running and optimized throughout the entire shopping period.
When Dennis Elder, Newday’s vice president for Digital Development, contacted us last year the news sites he manages, including Newsday and News12, were experiencing challenges with capacity and speed. Dennis also had hopes that Varnish would be able to help accelerate the paid-content infrastructure on his sites.