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From Forrest Aldrich <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Caching large amounts of small images... the best way?
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2006 20:11:16 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 6/26/06, Forrest Aldrich <> wrote:
>> We are developing a new infrastructure that will serve up images
>> directly from a database.
>> In front of this process, we would like to place a cache of the most
>> frequently accessed images.  This would serve to reduce the load on the
>> database image server.
>> The images are small (under 200k).
>> My question is what is the most effective way to do this (without a
>> commercial cache solution like akamai).
>> Some thoughts:  some apache proxying tricks, squid, or a lightweight
>> daemon that's dedicated to caching.
>> Along those thought lines are the underlying filesystem, etc.
>> Any pointers would be appreciated, thank you.
> Apache's mod_cache + mod_disk_cache was designed for jobs exactly like
> this.  Make sure you use version 2.2.2, since earlier versions had
> bugs.
> Joshua.
This appears to be experimental.

How would an approach like this compare to a product such as Squid (in 
terms of use).  Obviously Squid is very much more specialized and 
requires resources to scale properly.


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