Hi, I'm new to nginx. I'm looking for a small but fast and powerful web server for a Windows production server. I just downloaded the Windows version and tested it with a Python backend server in fastcgi mode and it seemed to work fine. I wonder if the Windows version is stable enough for production servers?
on 2009-05-18 04:23
on 2009-05-19 13:35
I think that for windows server it's better to use IIS than another server software. However, I think test NginX on Reactos. Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,2133,2151#msg-2151
on 2009-05-19 14:05
I use NGINX under Cygwin on Windows for a small scale website now, and it is very stable as so far. Usually I leave it several months alone, and it is healthy. While, it is NOT fast. Regards, Robert Kwok
on 2009-05-19 14:40
Is there any particular reason that using IIS is better? Is it stability? Or functionality? I just need a small and fast server, preferably something that's also available on Linux. This way I'll just need one set of configuration for both platforms. Thanks.
on 2009-05-19 14:48
I have only used nginx on Debian, and I must say it is very good. I just had a hard time getting used to the rewrite configuration. I have not had a chance to run nginx on Windows. But as for Linux, I would vouch for it anyday. On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 7:28 PM, jlist9 <email@example.com> wrote: > > -- Laurence J. Peter<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lauren... - "Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."
on 2009-05-19 14:58
nginx was designed for linux/bsd, where it is built on top of epoll/kqueue which alows it to be as fast as it is. Windows does not have that, it has IOCP instead, but nginx does not support it yet. So it relies on select, which is much slower. Sergej
on 2009-05-19 15:54
Thanks for the explanation. From my experience with running some other web servers that were originally developed for Linux then ported to Windows, speed isn't the main concern, stability is. This is probably because most people use (and test) the Linux version while not many are actually using the Windows version so the Windows port tend to have more bugs. One web server I tried freezes after running for a month or two, and another has some a memory leak problem in a particular scenario. In both cases the version number of the Windows port is lower than the Linux version. Hence why my concern here is mainly stability and readiness for production servers.
on 2009-05-19 15:54
Thanks Robert. I haven't been too impressed by Cygwin's performance. Have you tried the native Windows version 0.7.58? I understand it's the development version and it's probably not ready for its prime time yet but the fact that it's a native build itself sounds like it's worth trying.
on 2009-05-19 20:05
I did not try newest native windows binary. I'd tried some early released native windows binaries, but them all had a problem that Nignx gave up to serve pages several times. At these times, it's not halt or quit. It worked again when it rest for a little time. Forgive my poor English, sorry for no time to check it correct. Regards, Robert Kwok
on 2009-05-20 05:46
urï¼ŒI plan to use the official nginx for windows build .But I read this topic ,I don't know how to. Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,2133,2169#msg-2169
on 2009-05-20 05:46
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on 2009-05-20 06:30
If you meant the windows build on nginx's home page, i suppose you could just download it and run it?
on 2009-05-20 08:57
jlist9 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you meant the windows build on nginx's home > page, i suppose you > could just download it and run it? > > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 1:36 AM, usen68 wrote: > > ur$B!$(BI plan to use the official nginx for > windows build .But I read this topic ,I don't know > how to. Yesï¼ŒI have download it just now. It yet run under windows xp. And I run it with PHP 5.2.9-2. æ˜¯çš„ï¼Œæˆ‘å·²ç»ä»Žnginx.net ä¸‹è½½äº†nginxæœ€æ–°ç‰ˆã€‚å¹¶æˆåŠŸçš„åœ¨windows ä¸‹è¿è¡Œå®ƒã€‚ If you understand Chinese,you can visit my blog.There's an article about how to use Nginx and php under windows. å¦‚æžœä½ æ‡‚æ±‰è¯çš„è¯ï¼Œä½ å¯ä»¥è®¿é—®æˆ‘çš„åšå®¢ã€‚åœ¨æˆ‘çš„åšå®¢é‡Œæœ‰ä¸€ç¯‡æ—¥å¿—è®²å¦‚ä½•åœ¨windows ä¸‹é…ç½®PHP å’ŒNginx ååŒå·¥ä½œçš„ã€‚ My blog:http://hi.baidu.com/usen68 æˆ‘è¯´çš„é‚£ç¯‡è®²PHP å’ŒNginx ååŒå·¥ä½œé…ç½®çš„æ–‡ç« é“¾æŽ¥åœ¨è¿™é‡Œ Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,2133,2176#msg-2176
on 2009-05-20 13:08
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 05:16:05PM -0700, jlist9 wrote: > Hi, I'm new to nginx. I'm looking for a small but fast and powerful > web server for a Windows production server. I just downloaded the > Windows version and tested it with a Python backend server in fastcgi > mode and it seemed to work fine. I wonder if the Windows version is > stable enough for production servers? No, it is not stable for production.
on 2009-05-20 19:13
Thanks Igor. Any timeline when it'll be stable enough for production? 2009/5/20 Igor S. <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
on 2009-05-20 19:43
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 08:05:50AM -0700, jlist9 wrote: > Thanks Igor. Any timeline when it'll be stable enough for production? At least I need to add capabiloty to run as service. Probably, one month.
on 2009-05-20 19:58
OK, thanks. Although it doesn't bother me to run it as a user app, though. Other than this, does it have any memory leak or crashing or freezing problem? 2009/5/20 Igor S. <email@example.com>: