I’d like to server pseudo static files (well… I already am) to be referenced by any type of client using only its URL and have the server pick a different one each time, date/time, or any other arbitrary criteria. The more ridiculous the better but I’ll settle for just having the option.
What webserver could allow such function? The current server I’m using for static files is a premade appliance-type that can use either NGINX or Apache’s httpd on a per-virtual-host basis. Both server software support PHP, probably some other framework too, but most of the virtual hosts are set for httpd without PHP because they’re static files. It does serve S3 buckets (MinIO) so I feel hopeful it’ll work. I’ve also have IIS 10 servers available, also, all traffic goes through HAProxy that injects cache control headers. Against my will, I’ve been collecting a little experience with uWSGI too (I deployed a searx instance recently) so I’m open to anything. 🙂
If I could add some module or something to the existing server that’s be awesome, but I’m OK deploying a new server if need be. My knee-jerk reaction was to create a virtual directory named after the file to server, then modify the index lookup to serve the files I want with
.htaccess files or something. I hadn’t even reached the server when I realized there was at least a dozen things wrong with that idea that I came here instead.
BTW–I can make out the syntax of code without and IDE and put two and two together to fix problems on occasion but I’m no programmer, I wouldn’t know how to Hello world! to save my life, please keep it low tech and thanks!