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[site update] Improved caching


I've added another layer of caching to BlenderNation which should result in a noticeable speedup of the site. A Varnish server now caches all pages, which makes delivery for any non-logged in users almost instant. As a result, my main webserver has it a lot easier, which will make any logged in actions faster too. I'm still tweaking it and I might have missed some settings. Please let me know if you feel the site is faster now, and also if there are still any problems I missed.

In combination with the CDN I added earlier this week, this should really make a big difference!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. hello Bart,

    i've noticed a little issue with the latest upgrades of the site: the RSS feed is not updated correctly, it lags behind a couple days

    i tell you this because i use an RSS aggregator

    my best

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