NGINX instead of Apache?

My friend Mario in Costa Rica sent me a short email about NGINX (pronounced engine-X). It is a web server and a bit more written by Igor Sysoev in Russia. Clearly, it isn't for everyone but if you have a very busy site that needs load balancing and some other performance stuff, it looks pretty interesting.

A lot of the documentation is in Russian but, is a Wiki and other information in English. The overview page is a good place to start. You will find, for example, "10,000 inactive HTTP keep-alive connections take about 2.5M memory". Sounds like it might actually work with a high-volume site.

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Phil Hughes

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Check out NGINX in the September 08 issue

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That's funny, man!

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Following your link to the article, I'm told I have to log in to see the article. Following the log in-link, I'm told "Access denied".

So I have to be logged in, in order to get access to the log in-page?

That's funny, man, that's really funny!

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