Hey, I've been thinking about implementing a varnish cache in front of my customer's websites on request (lots of things to do ). Create plugin for ispconfig that gives clients the option to enable/disable varnish for each website There are a couple of ways to accomplish that with the easiest being varnish running on port 80 as a reverse proxy for apache on port 8080 (example). When used in combination with ssl use nginx to offload ssl and forward requests to varnish. The plugin would modify the varnish-configuration to keep a cache for the specified domain or not. if yes --> use caching if no --> just fetch from apache every time. Now here is my question: Does anyone know if it is possible to ignore the use of .htaccess redirect options in apache? I think i'll need this because I would be creating a loop if a user defined a rewrite to https like the following example: Client requests http --> varnish(80) --> apache(8080) --> .htaccess --> mod_redirect says: if no ssl --> use https --> client requests https --> nginx(443) --> varnish(80) --> apache(8080) --> .htaccess sees connection as http --> mod_redirect: if no ssl --> use https. You see? this would create a loop. Anyone any bright ideas to figure this out?