[svlug] HTTPD Config Settings

Scott DuBois sdubois at linux.com
Wed Nov 12 10:39:36 PST 2014

On 11/12/2014 08:01 AM, JC Lawrence wrote:
> VHosts
> Rewrite rules
> SSL with specific cipher limits/configuration (eg play with client-side
> keys).
> Reverse proxying an application server ala UWSGI or one of the Java setups.
> XSendfile and similar outbound (rather than inbound) rewrite configuration.
> eg Setup a trivial app server to return references to S3 objects which
> are then served as 300-series redirects to signed URLs for those objects. 
> Optimise a webserver for each of the following cases:
> Serving small-ish dynamically generated content.
> High-frequency light-weight AJAX calls to an application server.
> Serving large-ish static files (eg multi-MB).
> Receiving large-ish files as uploads (eg multi-MB)
> Include the authenticated case where the file is streamed to disk before
> the application server is invoked (eg client_body_in_file_only &
> auth_request for NGINX)
> As for AWS: get hip at setting up VPCs and autoscaling groups based on
> metrics you inject into CloudWatch (eg queue sizes in RabbitMQ).


These sound like really great practice and I have saved them for future

Thank you

Scott DuBois BSIT
President EBLUG
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