[linux] web-server help ( squid ?? )
michalg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 21:36:51 PDT 2004
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 17:35:10 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time), Ed Mulligan
<mulligan at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> Greetings UW Linux-land
> After taking over 9 million hits on our web server in the last week (&
> thats not counting the 14 million that went to a matching C&C server in
> the same time period), we have decided that we need to do something before
> the Mt St Helens deluge does us in. (Yes we were slashdotted too).
> Any opinions on the use of "squid" as a reverse-proxy-caching server ??
> Any direct experience ?
> I seem to recall that if a site is mostly static pages (like ours), a big
> memory machine dedicated to running squid can really spew it out.
> (Faster than Apache alone ???)
If you have _only_ static pages (no SSI, CGI, PHP) then consider
publicfile. It's simple, lightweight, secure, and fast. Its author
"On a Pentium II-350 under OpenBSD, according to various HTTP
benchmarking tools, publicfile handles 200-300 small single-fetch
connections per second. That's 20 million connections per day."
It requires some work to get running, incl. installing other packages
by the author, but I've heard very good things about it.
Though, maybe it's a bit too bare-metal for your needs.
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