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[nycphp-talk] LEMP?

Eddie Drapkin oorza2k5 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 18:57:43 EDT 2009


I had a view reasons, not really anything ground shaking.

1.) nginx is much more actively developed than lightty.
2.) One of the people that recommended it to me was/is a blackhat and I tend
to take security advice from blackhats very, very seriously.
3.) nginx is growing more and more popular, lightty less and less, and this
matters a lot in FOSS software (more users = more contributors) :
http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/200901/
http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/200902/
http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/200903/
http://survey.netcraft.com/Reports/200904/
4.) There's a ton of colloquial evidence of lightty's memleak issues.
5.) One of the things I hated most about Apache was writing and maintaining
server configuration (were it not for the semi-decent default configurations
that ship with most distributions, I don't know if anyone could ever figure
out how to write one.  Lightty's configuration isn't much better, but
nginx's is ridiculously easy and I loved that immediately.

Nothing really major, but enough to pull me over to the nginx side.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Mitch Pirtle <mitch.pirtle at gmail.com>wrote:

> Would love to know what everyone's experiences were with
> nginx-vs-lighttpd, as both seem to basically achieve the same exact
> thing while being separate projects. Is there a reason you chose nginx
> over lighttpd?
>
> -- Mitch
>
> 2009/4/25  <oorza2k5 at gmail.com>:
> > Hey, all, new to the mailing list (really, the first email I've sent :D).
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone had any experience using the EMP (nginx, mysql,
> > php) instead of the AMP stack, specifically using php-fpm as a process
> > manager?
> >
> > I've read some pretty impressive benchmarks:
> > http://www.yawn.it/2008/04/30/nginx-php-php-fpm-on-debian-etch-40/ and
> > recently got it compiled and have been playing with it. It seems great,
> but
> > I was wondering if there were any suggestions, warnings, weird behaviors,
> > etc. that I should be aware of. To date, I've only noticed one thing,
> namely
> > that $_SERVER['HTTPS'] isn't set when using SSL (easy enough to
> workaround)
> > but do I need to keep my eye out for anything else?
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