The FT recently sent me on a Varnish administration course run by Varnish Software; based just around the corner from our London office.
It was a brilliant two days of learning all about Varnish cache and the VCL language, making good use of The Varnish Book for course material.
Here are some tips on tuning Varnish cache that we discussed during the course. Continue reading “Tuning Varnish Cache”
How slow websites damage publishers revenue
The FT is building a new version of its website.
Conventional wisdom states that web performance matters and the emphasis of new technical standards like H2 and products for publishers like AMP and Instant Article is speed, acceleration, and instantaneousness.
But why does this matter to our business?
We wanted to understand how much the speed of our website affected user engagement, specifically, the quantity of articles read, one of our key measures of success. Using that data we then wanted to quantify the impact on our revenue.
Continue reading “A faster FT.com”