Monday, October 22, 2012

Using NGINX as a Web Server for Drupal

Nginx (engine-x) is a web server that is regarded to be faster than Apache and with a better performance on heavy load. The difference is summed up succinctly in a quote by Chris Lea on the Why Use Nginx? page: "Apache is like Microsoft Word, it has a million options but you only need six. Nginx does those six things, and it does five of them 50 times faster than Apache."