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Combining Heroku with custom external services (e. g. Varnish or Postgres on EC2)

I'm planning to set up a Django site on Heroku. It will run on Heroku's Cedar stack, which allows Python apps, but doesn't include or support HTTP upstream caching with Varnish like the other stacks ...
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Cached content causing a huge number of 404 errors, too many connections

My site has been largely unresponsive for three days due to a large amount of traffic. A JavaScript element on the page regularly requested images from the server, and the number of connections ...
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Akamai vs smaller CDN for small/medium-size ecommerce traffic? (caching, latency, NetStorage)

The small/medium sized online retail company I work for uses Akamai as our CDN for static images, but I'm wondering whether it might be hurting rather than helping and, if it's suboptimal, what we ...