Do you have experience with squid or varnish proxy servers?
If any of you readers out there are experienced sysadmin/webmaster types I could use a little help. Every time this site gets on the front page of Digg or Slashdot it has the tendency to go down, or at least go very slow. I’m running wp-super cache and I have a dedicated server, but there are a lot of images on the site (we serve about 700gigs a month), and everyone of them has to spin up a 24 meg apache process. I would like to set up a caching proxy using either squid or varnish to handle all of the static content. However my site has a pretty odd vhosts setup generated by the control panel software my host uses and I’m not really sure what i need to do.
So how about it, anyone out there who would be willing and able to help me get it set up?