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From Motty Cruz <motty.c...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache24 - how to optimize httpd.conf
Date Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:14:17 GMT
Thanks for your suggestions!

Thanks,
Motty

On 06/09/2015 06:59 AM, James Smith wrote:
> In many cases it will only be a few packets anyway so won't actually 
> make that much difference!
>
> The point is that it is better to stop the request in the first place 
> by setting the appropriate expires/cache control header... than use 
> the etag mechanism...
>
> James
>
> On 09/06/2015 14:56, Frederik Nosi wrote:
>> Hi James,
>>
>> On 06/09/2015 02:36 PM, James Smith wrote:
>>> Yes - it is the request over head - the client will still make the 
>>> request at which point the server has got to decide has it changed 
>>> before even -   which for most static requests is the heaviest 
>>> (slowest) part before returning the not-changed response - and then 
>>> serving the content!
>>
>> But at this point the server in case of a positive match will send 
>> just a 304 reply with no content, thus saving bandwith and time (due 
>> to eventual roundtrips) no?
>>
>>>
>>> You are better to:
>>>
>>> (a) set near future or mid future headers [ expires in a month or in 
>>> a year]
>>
>> Sure, the best request is the one that does not even come :-)
>>
>>> (b) alter filenames if you significantly change the file contents [ 
>>> we use MD5 of content for js/css ]
>>>
>>
>> This only if you're in the posisition to decide the site layout though.
>>
>>> Note this is "hyper-tuning" of Apache... some people may want to 
>>> enable it - it was originally set up when most users were on 
>>> 28K/33.6K modems (or slower) and the transfer of data was the slow 
>>> part of the equation!
>>>
>>> James
>>>
>> [...]
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Frederik
>
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