Understanding high performance caching with SSL

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21 -- lliss

This talk focuses on two facts. First, we should probably all be using SSL on our sites. Second, Drupal sites have a lot of computational overhead (translation: they can be slow). There are some great caching servers available but SSL doesn't always play nicely with them. Specifically, Varnish, which seems to be very popular among Drupal developers, doesn't support SSL. In this session we'll gain a fundamental understanding of a reverse-proxy caching setup that uses SSL. We'll talk about these technologies in a way that should make them clear even to novice developers and we'll do a demo in which we set up a Drupal site that uses Pound for SSL and Varnish for caching.

Track: 
Drupal Development
Experience level: 
Advanced
Speaker(s): 
lliss
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