[development] Static Page Caching
boris at bryght.com
Thu Jan 12 17:03:38 UTC 2006
On 12-Jan-06, at 6:22 AM, Allie Micka wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2006, at 11:57 AM, Boris Mann wrote:
>>> Mike I am interested in seeing how Drupal could deliver static
>>> pages through a cache mechanism like http://www.squid-cache.org/.
>> AKA reverse proxy. This is well understood technology with regards
>> to dynamic apps. Most of the configuration is done at the Squid
>> level, which understands the appropriate Apache headers looking at
>> when/if content has changes.
> It's well worth roping squid into the discussion. Well-funded
> sites with heavy load may have the resources to implement this, and
> it's very effective for load-management overall: Squid's cached
> pages are in memory/disk, and apache/php is never invoked when an
> object is intercepted by the reverse proxy. You take the load off
> of the apache server so it can focus on the rest of the dynamic
> tasks. This lets you tune apache better, turning KeepAlive off, etc.
I didn't mean to suggest that Squid isn't a good option for
"doubleplusgood caching", just that it happens at a different layer
and isn't part of a Drupal discussion, although it *is* part of a
scalability discussion. As you say, make it easier for Drupal to be
cached, and Squid will do good things for you.
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