How to purge the Varnish cache

How to purge the Varnish cache

In one of my previous posts I have guided you into configuring Varnish for WordPress websites. One of the main purposes of Varnish is caching and it is great at it. Yet you may come into a situation where you would want to view the actual site, page or file instead of the cached version of it. Developers for example would immediately like to see their changes instead of waiting for ages for the TTL of an object to end.…

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PHP-FPM on Apache with split configuration per site

PHP-FPM on Apache with split configuration per site

While configuring this very server I kept in mind that I would want to host multiple sites on it. I wanted to be able to configure PHP settings on a per site basis instead of modifying the global PHP configuration for the entire server. I also wanted to make sure that every site/user had its own permissions and thus wasn’t able to screw things up on my server in case of a successful break-in attempt. And of course I also…

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Varnish config for WordPress

Varnish config for WordPress

The server that hosts this website was configured from the ground up by myself. The purpose was to configure a server with a rather limited resource set that was able to serve a few websites without handing in on performance and page speed. One of the ways to maintain a good performance of the server and websites is to ease the web server from its tasks by implementing a caching proxy. In this case I used Varnish Cache to accelerate…

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Mac OSX slow, caused by aslmanager

Mac OSX slow, caused by aslmanager

For a while I had been experiencing random slowness on my iMac. This slowness could only been solved by a reboot of my iMac but this was just a temporary solution. I didn’t look for a specific cause until it began bothering me for a while and I had the time to look into the issue. I opened my activity monitor (be sure to select “All processes” from the dropdown) and I noticed that a certain process called “aslmanager” was…

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