Caching content in memory for immediate delivery

Directly accessing storage on each client request is not ideal. For this example, we will explore how to enhance server efficiency by accessing the disk on only the first request, caching the data from file for that first request, and serving all further requests out of the process memory.

Getting ready

We are going to improve upon the code from the previous task, so we'll be working with server.js, and in the content directory with index.html, styles.css, and script.js.

How to do it...

Let's begin by looking at our script from the previous recipe Serving static files:

 var http = require('http'); var path = require('path'); var fs = require('fs'); var mimeTypes = { '.js' : 'text/javascript', '.html': ...

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