Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve created content that addresses several top questions related to the Adobe CQ Dispatcher. This is in response to questions we’ve heard from you, our community. I encourage you to give a read and also check out the more in-depth documentation I link to further below.
What is the Dispatcher
The Dispatcher is the Adobe caching and/or load balancing tool that helps realize a fast and dynamic Web authoring environment. For caching, the Dispatcher works as part of an HTTP server, such as Apache, with the aim of storing (or caching) as much of the static website content as possible and accessing the website's layout engine as infrequently as possible. In a load balancing role, the Dispatcher distributes user requests (load) across different clustered Adobe CQ instances (renders).