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From Forrest Aldrich <for...@forrie.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Caching large amounts of small images... the best way?
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:27:33 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 6/27/06, Forrest Aldrich <forrie@forrie.com> wrote:
>>
>> This appears to be experimental.
>
> I don't believe mod_cache/mod_disk_cache is experimental in 2.2.2.  It
> is in earlier versions, but I've already recommended you stay away
> from those.
>
>>
>> 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.
>
> I haven't used squid's caching, so I can't compare.  But a big
> advantage of mod_cache is that it can be used on the origin server
> itself -- no need to put a proxy in front.  This should reduce the
> load and complexity signficantly.  (It can also be used on a proxy, if
> you want a multi-tiered architecture.)
>
> mod_disk_cache should give you speeds that are better than apache
> httpd's static file access speeds.  In other words, it will be WAY
> faster than anything that requires database access.
>
> Joshua.

Are there some docs on mod_disk_cache - examples of implementation, etc. 
(beyond the description on the website).

Thanks.


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