[Zope] Re: Squid vs Apache+mod_proxy+mod_gzip
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 21:18:12 +0200
george donnelly wrote:
> getting back to my original question...
> Those who have experience with Apache, Squid and Pound, which do you get the
> best results from in terms of site responsiveness (speediness) and
- If you need/want caching, nothing can beat Squid... Squid turns a
low-end-server into an enterprise-mainframe (regarding cached
pages)...;) But aggressive caching is no fun at all, if your clients use
IE. IE's automatic page reload is buggy, so it can happen, that your
clients don't see a new page for half a year.
- If you don't need/want server-side-caching, Pound is a wonderful tool
to protect Zope from the nasty internet. Easy to install,
security-audited and VERY, VERY robust. I use it a lot and haven't had
any troubles with it. Small and beautiful. I love it... Sure, it has no
caching features at all...
- If you need flexibility, use Apache... Personally I don't like the
idea of running a web-server (Apache) in front of another web-server
(Zope). But Apache is something like Emacs for the WWW... it can serve
you even coffee...