This is static content (only http, and no php enabled), also using
gzip-static.in nginx (cache-io doesn’t quite cut it in cherokee)
I found the cache too aggressive in cherokee, if I upload a newer file
I’d still keep serving the the cached file for a while (I wasn’t
actually sure when it actually expired)… so I manually lowered the
expiry time for the cache (900secs), performance dives
Okay a quick break down of the stats…
Nginx-generated traffic is cut in half (thanks to gzip-static) vs
Nginx: 118Mb Ram, Cherokee: 260Mb
CPU: nginx is by-far using less, that race isn’t even close.
A break down, http://i.imgur.com/JVO1w.png
Both web servers packages are compiled on ubuntu 11.04/openvz hosting.