Varnish + Ghost Performance
If you're hosting your own Ghost blog (or thinking about it) be sure to take full advantage of any performance enhancing tools you can on your server, preferably Varnish for a front end cache. My blog is hosted on the smallest Digital Ocean VPS option (1 CPU/512mb RAM/20GB SSD). Here's my results using Blitz.io:
Before Varnish - 1,736 hits over 60 seconds with 4,531 errors
After Varnish - 23,569 hits over 60 seconds with 27 errors
No that second screengrab doesn't have a typo in it. I was able to jump up successful hits by 1300% and average hits per second went from 30 to 406!
One of my next posts will have a quick overview of this Ghost blog setup with Nginx/Varnish configs I used. Stay tuned.....
Update - Varnish + Cloudflare 29k Hits with 0 errors