30 Apr '12, 7pm

Nginx, my new favorite front end for mongrel cluster.:

I have been on the lookout for a better front end for mongrel_clusters. I wanted one that had the flexibility of pound when it comes to proxying requests. But I also want something to serve static and cached files fast. Apache2.2/mod_proxy_balancer does a good job of this but it is way overkill if you don’t need apache for other sites with php or whatever. Lighttpd has always been one of my favorites but the current release has a broken mod_proxy that will not re-enable backends without a restart if they go down and back up again. Lighty will have a much better mod_proxy_core when 1.5 is released but thats a ways off it looks like and is not currently usable. So I am very happy that I recently found a lightweight webserver that can serve static files very fast and that also has very complete proxy and rewrite modules. Its called nginx(which I have been pronouncing in my he...

Full article: http://brainspl.at/articles/2006/08/23/nginx-my-new-favor...

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