Apache Software FoundationThe Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of high-performance http-server Apache Traffic Server 4.0.1.

New Apache Traffic Server 4.0.1 can act as an intermediary, redirecting requests to the backend that generates dynamic content, or provide a return of static objects, such as files, JavaScript, CSS and images. Traffic Server also includes a set of services for use in a distributed system, including configuration tools, management sessions, balancing authorization, and routing requests.

Apache Traffic Server supports caching, which allows to reduce the load on the server and reduce internal traffic through the re-using and the impact of caching frequently accessed web- pages, images and references to web-services. For queries that can not be cached can be used proxy mode provides load balancing means and filtering requests. To extend the functionality of Apache Traffic Server provides an API for developing plug-ins that can perform various tasks, such as changing the HTTP- headers and content to send content or creating handlers c implementation support new protocols. Continue reading