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Varial to Sponsor CFCR FM-Phasis and Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

September 27, 2017

For several years Varial has been the domain name sponsor of CFCR’s FM-Phasis fundraising drive and the Nuit Blanche Saskatoon arts festival. We are pleased to once again support both of these incredible organizations with their community events this year.

CFCR’s FM-Phasis fundraising campaign runs Saturday, September 30 to Friday, October 13 with many exciting live concerts being held in venues across Saskatoon.

Saskatoon will host its fourth annual Nuit Blanche festival on Saturday, September 30 from 7:00pm to 1:00am. The festival is free and open to all ages. For the first time Nuit Blanche will be staged throughout Riversdale, Broadway and Downtown Saskatoon.

If you live in #YXE, you don’t want to miss these awesome events!

WordPress Cache Plugin Updated with Support for Edge Side Includes

September 1, 2017

LiteSpeed Cache, the caching plugin allowing Varial Hosting customers to achieve lightning fast Wordpress performance has just been updated to version This new version includes a major new feature, support for edge side includes (ESI)!

What are Edge Side Includes?

ESI allows you to serve both public and privately cached content together on one page. In other words, ESI allows you to designate parts of your page as separate fragments that are treated differently from the rest of the page.

For example, if you use WordPress’ Recent Posts widget, normally all pages would be purged and recached whenever a new post is published in order for that widget to display the most up to date information. With ESI enabled, all pages remain cached with and only the widget fragment needing to be purged and recached.

If you use WooCommerce, you can now cache your entire website but leave your shopping cart widget uncached so it always stays up to date for each individual visitor.

Varial Hosting customers can update their LiteSpeed Cache plugin through their WordPress admins or install it by following this guide: