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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: Httpd 3.0 or something else
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:12:15 GMT
Jean-Marc Desperrier wrote:

> Last time I've heard about a large scale server thinking about switching
> from Apache to lighttpd, the one problem that site wanted to solve was a
> massive number slow clients simultaneously connected to the server, with
> the http server mostly just serving as a pipe between the client and
> php, and where the ideal solution had to consume as little resource per
> client as possible.
> Did the admin of that site just miss what the solution should have been
> to handle this properly with Apache ?

Dedicated reverse proxy servers like varnish have appeared to solve this
problem, and apparently work quite well for the narrow problem they are
designed to solve (I say apparently because we're still at the evaluate
stage on this).

I would prefer in the long term that the two-layered approach wasn't
necessary, which is why I am so keen to make sure httpd v3.0's
architecture can optionally do what varnish does out of the box.


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