Squid cache for web front-end accelerator

Squid is very good for putting it in the front of your current web servers, thus accelerating the content that doesn’t change that often. Depending on your web site configuration and hits, I suggest you go for 2GB or even 4GB of RAM for the squid(s) front-end accelerator servers. The best benefit is to have most of the cached content into the memory – this is the best and fastest method. IO is kinda slow and that is why you need a lot of memory.

A lot of folks have been doing this for years and squid has been reliable and fast enough for these needs. Install it on your server and see the performance raising immediately. You may also need to review nginx for proxying. Very good and fast daemon.

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