We are successfully using fastcgi_cache on our PHP application. We
currently have 5 servers in the farm, which means it currently takes 5x
as long to build up the cache after each purge/timeout.
Is there anyway to share the cache index/files across servers? I have
not tried rsync’ing the cache folders between machines but doubt that
would work, since the files would not exist in the index.
Separately, two lessons we learned.
PHP files that contain a redirect with header(“Location: new-url”)
and immediately exited will not redirect properly when served from the
cache, due to PHP appending a Content-type. If print some text between
the header and exit it works fine.
Does not work:
^A^F^@^A^@?^D^@Status: 301 Moved Permanently^M