Best way to cache static files

brianmercer nginx-forum at
Thu Oct 14 20:15:00 MSD 2010

What is the preferred way to cache static files these days? (i.e.

1. Recompile with slowfs module
2. Serve css/js through php backend and use fastcgi_cache
3. Create additional nginx localhost server and proxy_cache from nginx

Drupal6 has a nasty habit of recreating its aggregated css and js files
(i.e. css_[md5hash].css) on module updates, etc.  Which means cached
dynamic pages end up pointing to non-existent files.  An nginx cache
could protect against that problem, but I'm not sure of the best way to
do it.

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