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What are the specifications for the Front-end server used for proxying to Node.js (specifically Ghost) applications?

The reason I am asking is to whether or not it's possible to configure some cache settings for it so as to avoid unnecessary requests and reduce load.

Here's a relevant link on how to use Varnish with Ghost: https://ghost.org/forum/installation/2139-using-varnish-instead-of-nginx-to-host-your-blog

Here's some tests with NginX's proxy cache: http://ghost.centminmod.com/ghost-nginx-proxy-load-testing/

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asked 04 Dec '13, 08:45

jappinen
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It's not possible to set the front-end settings because that affects all customers on the server and we optimise it for best performance. You could, however, run your own version of Nginx if you like (built in your home directory) and use that to serve Node.js, or even just connect to Node.js directly. This will need to be done via the port assigned to the application and will need to be opened for external access by us. If you'd like to do that then just log a support ticket with us and we can open the port for you.

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answered 04 Dec '13, 17:44

waynek
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Thanks for the answer.

I'll look into using Varnish first, although it seems I won't really need such an accelerator for my small blog anyway. I guess it's just "because we can".

(05 Dec '13, 02:33) jappinen

Thanks for the answer.

I'll look into using Varnish first, although it seems I won't really need such an accelerator for my small blog anyway. I guess it's just "because we can".

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answered 05 Dec '13, 02:29

jappinen
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