We have a customer with a site running on Apache. Recently the site has been seeing increased load and as a stop gap we want to shift all the static content on the site to a cookieless domains, e.g.
The application is not well understood. So to give the developers time to amend the code to point their links to the static content server (
http://static.thedomain.com) I thought about proxying the site through nginx and rewriting the outgoing responses such that links to
/images/... are rewritten as
So for example, in the response from Apache to nginx there is a blob of Headers + HTML. In the HTML returned from Apache we have
<img> tags that look like:
<img src="/images/someimage.png" />
I want to transform this to:
<img src="http://static.thedomain.com/images/someimage.png" />
So that the browser upon receiving the HTML page then requests the images directly from the static content server.
Is this possible with nginx (or HAProxy)?
I have had a cursory glance through the docs but nothing jumped out at me except rewriting inbound urls.