The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has delivered new options for new deployments. Recently larger scale server setup ended up choosing nginx for the job – but should you?
Event driven design of Nginx gave the edge over Apache’s process driven design, which can make better use of today’s computer hardware. Nginx perform extreamly well at serving static content, it can do it more efficiently than Apache can.
But in the Linux world Apache’s mature and capable platformhas universal support. Things that ‘just work’ out of the box with Apache may need additional research and configuration under nginx. Control panels and automatic configuration tools may not be available for nginx yet. Your staff might be a lot more familiar with Apache and much more capable of diagnosing issues. Those benefits can not be underestimated. The performance gains of nginx are negligible for the vast majority of…
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