I’ve decreased entire website load speed by a wide margin. Thanks to the benefits added from Varnish (Web Accelerator) and HAProxy (Load Balancer) combination.
Previously I was using nginx to reverse proxy. I was EXTREMELY surprised how much faster it got after replacing it with the new subsystem. Almost everything is in its default configuration. There’s some basic optimization I’ve done in Varnish but not much. I intend to spend time reading up on both. Wondering how much more faster it’ll give me with further and better optimization.