The usage of varnish, revisited
rodrigo at mercadolibre.com
Sat Jan 23 21:39:39 CET 2010
Hi, We use Varnish for www.mercadolibre.com all other subdomians for
On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Ingvar Hagelund
<ingvar at redpill-linpro.com>wrote:
> Dump from my blog posting at http://ingvar.blog.linpro.no/
> The usage of varnish, revisited
> This is more or less a repost, with updated numbers.
> Some months have passed, and it is time to run my poking scripts again,
> looking for sites that run Varnish. There is no deep magic here. I just
> parse the available top lists that I know of, and peek at the HTML headers
> of the sites that are listed. If there are subsites linked from the front
> page of the site, I scan them too. This means that twitter.com shows up,
> though Twitter only runs Varnish on its search site. Subsites with a Varnish
> match are shown in parenthesis in the results.
> For the Nordic countries, I have found quite good lists, that is, upload
> result lists from the probably most visited media sites in the respective
> countries. Remember of course, that these are generally pay-to-be-included
> lists, and there may exist sites with far more hits than the ones listed.
> For a global overview, I have used Alexa.
> Now for the results. Varnish is sponsored by large Norwegian sites, so it
> is no big surprise that there are a lot of hits in Norway. Of the TNS Gallup
> top list, Varnish runs at 36 of the top 100 sites. That’s 3 up since my last
> For Denmark, I use FDIM’s list. From May, we are up from 3 to 11 sites in
> the top 100. For Finland, I use TNS’ numbers again. No changes there. For
> Sweden, I use the KIA Index list. I now probe the 200 top sites, so there
> are several more varnish sites on the list. In the top 100, we are up from 8
> to 9.
> For the Alexa’s World top 500 list, I have tweaked my filters a bit, and
> the list is up from 7 to 17 sites since my last probe in May. World
> Domination, here we come!
> The whole World: Alexa's global top 500 list
> Place 12 Varnish running on twitter.com (
> Place 47 Varnish running on photobucket.com (http://blog.photobucket.com/
> Place 90 Varnish running on mixi.jp (
> http://img.mixi.jp/static/css/basic/logout_quirks) (and others)
> Place 101 Varnish running on weather.com (http://www.weather.com/) (
> Place 107 Varnish running on globo.com (globo.com) (http://www.globo.com/)
> Place 111 Varnish running on ifeng.com (
> Place 138 Varnish running on answers.com (http://www.answers.com/) (
> Place 170 Varnish running on orange.fr (
> Place 179 Varnish running on hulu.com (hulu.com)
> Place 199 Varnish running on wikia.com (wikia.com)
> Place 213 Varnish running on xinhuanet.com (
> Place 290 Varnish running on people.com.cn (
> http://bbs1.people.com.cn/boardList) (and others)
> Place 344 Varnish running on tuenti.com (
> Place 428 Varnish running on chinanews.com.cn (
> http://www.chinanews.com.cn/test/index_back_d.html) (and others)
> Place 433 Varnish running on mercadolivre.com.br (
> http://veiculos.mercadolivre.com.br/) (and others)
> Place 447 Varnish running on mercadolibre.com.mx (
> http://tendencias.mercadolibre.com.mx/) (and others)
> Place 456 Varnish running on break.com (break.com)
> In my last probe, I poked sites all over Europe. With a few exceptions,
> that was a bit less interesting. Global .com and .net sites tend to cover
> most of the top 100 entries, as I had only toolbar lists, and it’s not that
> spectacular that for example people in Serbia and Monte Negro are browsing
> Twitter, like the rest of the World does. So I have skipped other countries.
> If you know of any good top list for you country that is not toolbar based,
> please let me know.
> All the gory details are available here:
> Other more or less worth mentioned sites that is reported to use Varnish
> but does not show up in my lists, may be Slashdot, WAT TV, The Pirate Bay,
> JDownloader, e.Republik, WOWwiki, Globo.com, PCWelt.de, BlackPlanet,
> funnyordie.com and n-tv.de, to name a few.
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