I've seen people moving from Lighttpd to Apache 2 based on blog posts, etc .. Then again some people have posted about lighty coming back into favor. I am confused, whats the current favourite ? Is there one besides these ? Thanks!
on 2007-04-25 07:38
on 2007-04-25 07:46
Apache is great for handling incoming traffic, sorting it out and proxying to more task-specific servers like Mongrel. One of the reasons Lighty got so popular was that it had a more stable fcgi than Apache. If you move away from fcgi, then Apache can either proxy to Pound/Pen or do the balancing itself letting Mongrel serve the actual Rails pages.
on 2007-04-25 11:04
It also might depend on if you have specific requirements out of the servers and what you want to do with them. I'm not sure there is a "best". If you're looking for good performance and small memory footprint, I can recommend Nginx. If you're looking for good performance, small memory footprint, easy install/maintenance and is apache config compatible I can recommend LiteSpeed. I hear really good things about the Lighty 1.5 release, I really hope they get some updates to mod_proxy.
on 2007-04-25 13:47
I'm in favor of Apache 2.x, personally. But I think that that is more because I already know how to work with apache. I stick with it because what brings the money in is building web pages, not messing with web servers. Apache gets the job done well, since I just use it to front for mongrel. I have been wanting to take a look at NginX though... -- Nathan Garza AshLeaf Media | Owner _________________________________________________________ www.ashleafmedia.com | email@example.com | 832.514.5726