March 31st, 2021 × #Caddy#Web Servers#HTTPS#Go

Servers with Matt from Caddy

Matt Holt discusses creating the Caddy web server to easily handle TLS certificates, proxies, load balancing and more. He talks about the flaws with existing web servers and how Go enabled building a better solution.


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk Matt Holt about Caddy, SSL, web servers, best practices, and more!

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Show Notes

02:08 - Who are you and what do you do?

03:22 - Why would you want to build a web server?

08:45 - How do SSL certs work?

14:03 - Why do you even need a web server?

23:03 - Is it better to have a web server serve your images?

20:31 - What is load balancing and why might you need it?

31:35 - Is server administration a lost art?

38:03 - What is a sidecar proxy?

38:50 - How do chron jobs work?

39:50 - Why is GO so fast? Why is it good?

46:32 - Should every website have an SSL certificate?


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