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From Adam Prime <>
Subject Re: which reverse proxy for modperl?
Date Sun, 14 Dec 2008 02:06:30 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Jeff Pang wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a modperl application on a host which is running with heavy load.
>> I have the plan to put a reverse proxy before it.
>> There are two well known reverse proxy software, one is Squid, another
>> is nginx.
>> Which one is better for modperl application? or is there any others
>> which are better than these two?
> And there is httpd which you are already running, and you can run a very
> low cost, separate instance with very minimal modules loaded.  With the
> mod_proxy_balancer, you can shuffle off some of the traffic to a second,
> third machine for good measure.
> Is either better?  Google both for problems to determine how many people
> are irritated with either.

I believe that there are a number of people that use lighttpd on the 
frontend too, so you can add it to the list.  All of them have their 
pluses and minuses, and all of them will help relieve the load on your 


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