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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Caching large amounts of small images... the best way?
Date Mon, 26 Jun 2006 18:23:03 GMT
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


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