Re: Size of cache.

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 15:12:28 -0400 (EDT)

It depends a lot on how similar your user's traffic patterns are. If all
your users go to the same place(s), then you can build a small cache of
only a few hundred MB. If your users do a lot of random "surfing", or if
their traffic is similar but involves a large number of sites, then
you'll need a much larger cache.

If your users do just surf a lot then a larger disk cache should result in
a larger hit rate for your cache. I'd start off with 4 GB and if you don't
see a high enough hit rate and your cache is flushing too often, then you
can add another 4 GB drive. Just make a few cache_dir entries and put them
all on the 4 GB drive at first. If you need to add another drive later you
can distribute the cache_dirs evenly over all your drives and add disk
space without losing your cache.


On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, Kamiski Nicolas wrote:

> Coucou, (french)
> Which size is excepted for a cache with 1000 potential clients, and a
> traffic of 700/MO per day ?
> I think 4 GB should be great, but I haven't experiences in web cache.
> Thanks.
> Nicolas Kamiski.
Received on Wed Apr 29 1998 - 12:19:31 MDT

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