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Who is running NGINX?

IcEWoLF

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#1
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?
 

JulianD

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#2
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.
 
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IcEWoLF

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I saw a great boost to performance when I went from apache2 to nginx. I haven't installed varnish cash yet but I'm planning to do some test soon. Will report you if I do.
Thanks, currently I don't have a test vps server other than my main to do any testing. I will probably wait until September.
 

MattW

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#5
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).
 

MattW

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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.
 

p4guru

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#10
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?
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 :)
 
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Sheratan

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#14
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 :(
 

Floren

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#16
You can use it but you would need the fastcgi_cache_purge module to go with it. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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.
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.
Is all here: http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpFastcgiModule
Look at the cache variables. :)
 
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