Perlbal as an accelerator for dynamic-but-cachable content

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Tue Oct 10 01:54:16 UTC 2006

On Oct 9, 2006, at 18:07, Jake wrote:

> What is LiveJournal (or others) doing to serve up these
> dynamic-but-cachable requests efficiently? Are they just optimizing
> dynamic generation (memcached, etc) so it doesn't hurt so bad, and
> buying additional servers?

Many of us have sites with pages that can be mostly, but not entirely  
cached.   Or sometimes the page can be entirely cached, but you need  
to run a bit of logic to figure out which variant of the page is to  
be served (etc etc).   Doing it in the backend is much easier to  
scale than if you start adding too many smarts to perlbal.

  - ask


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