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I wouldn't expect there to be much difference, if any, between Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd in this case. I would expect Apache to be slightly more memory heavy assuming you trimmed down all the modules that you don't need (which is likely most of them). My personal choice would be Lighttpd simply because I'm more familiar with it for serving static files and I've ...


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This question reeks of premature optimization. I was hoping there would be something which would understand that one file is in high demand, for example when a new episode comes out, and would put it in a RAM cache. Can NGINX be used in that way? That's nothing you even need to worry about - it'll get cached by the OS and put into RAM the very first ...


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As of 1.4.35, mod_proxy doesn't let you modify response headers. But I really needed the simple functionality of changing Location response headers from http to https, so I hacked it into mod_proxy.c. Here is the patch in case it's useful to anyone else. After applying this patch and then rebuilding and installing from source, you can add ...



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