Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at linpro.no
Tue Sep 25 10:07:03 CEST 2007

Ricardo Newbery <ric at digitalmarbles.com> writes:
> Varnish is good as a proxy in front of *slow* backends generating
> dynamic content, but I suspect it's probably of marginal benefit as
> a proxy to serve static content and possibly even when serving
> *fast* dynamic content.

You're wrong.  Varnish improves performance even for static content
and fast dynamic content.  Varnish serves requests from memory, and
doesn't spend valuable time writing logs.

> I'm curious about the claim about Apache performance in comparison
> to Varnish.  Is Varnish serving from cache really that much faster
> than Apache serving static files?

Yes, as long as your client isn't apachebench.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
Linpro AS - www.linpro.no

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