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Who is running NGINX?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by IcEWoLF, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    Who here runs their boards on NGINX?
    I am considering using NGINX alongside Unixy Varnish Cache plugin.

    Do you see a huge performance increase vs traditional apache?
    How about performance between NGINX and Litespeed?
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    I saw a great boost to performance when I went from apache2 to nginx. I haven't installed varnish cache yet but I'm planning to do some test soon. Will report you if I do.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013
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  3. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    Thanks, currently I don't have a test vps server other than my main to do any testing. I will probably wait until September.
  4. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

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  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've been testing Nginx on my Ubuntu server at home, and it does perform really well. If I only had my site on the live server, I'd run it on there (and remove cpanel).
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Heck.. have a server per site. I do. <RD&G>
  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I used to have 3 VPS's but consolidated them all into 1, as none of the sites are busy enough to tax a decent set up.
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Pshah... who cares about taxing... it's the self-abuse you get in having multiple servers. :ROFLMAO:
  9. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I know. At one point, we were using one of them to monitor a PGP server we have at work, as we needed something"off network" to check SSH was still running, and I was only using the smaller VPS as a Nagios monitoring box.
  10. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    http://www.techspot.com/community/ uses Nginx and Xenforo :) I also use Nginx for my Xenforo forums via Centmin Mod installer.

    Generally Nginx > Apache. Litespeed and Nginx static file serving pretty close. Litespeed LSAPI PHP > Nginx php-fpm in terms of scalability though on pure PHP processing without any caching. (especially if you're confined to a single web server only and not a cluster of web servers).

    I don't use Nginx built in caching via fastcgi_cache, but maybe Floren can share some pointers as he has success using it for Xenforo :)
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013
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  11. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

  12. Arkshine

    Arkshine Active Member

    Why ?
  13. Parminder Singh Chahal

    Parminder Singh Chahal Active Member

    You can use it but you would need the fastcgi_cache_purge module to go with it. Please correct me if I am wrong.
  14. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I have setup a xenforo forum before (a busy forum), using nginx php-fpm + xcache in ubuntu. The only one problem is, I can't find any setup to get > 500 concurrent :(
  15. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

  16. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Not sure if you are referring to an Nginx module. If you do, you don't need that module as the cache is purged automatically based on your defined settings.
    Is all here: http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpFastcgiModule
    Look at the cache variables. :)
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
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  17. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

  18. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  19. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    How is that working for you?
  20. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    It's highly optimized already.
    For XenForo, the only thing you have to change is set Innodb the default engine.
    100 to 200MB run is use usually.
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