Nginx health checks

Barry Abrahamson barry at
Wed Jun 11 03:15:53 MSD 2008

On Jun 10, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Aleksandar Lazic wrote:
> With which http server on the backend?

A mixture of Litespeed, apache, and lighttpd.
>>> One of the coolest / best feature of nginx is that he deliver the
>>> static content as fast a possible from he disc ;-))
>>> What I don't understand why you don't use this feature, due the fact
>>> that, as far as I understand, you deliver ALL the content thru the
>>> application, also the static one.
>> Most of our content is dynamic.  Static content is not served through
>> the application.
> Also not the css,js, images, movies, ...?!

Most of the css/js is static and served via a CDN.  The origin servers  
for this stuff are currently running lighttpd, but I will probably  
switch them to nginx at some point.   The images and movies are  
currently served through php with some caching in front courtesy of  

> Well, I don't know what I should write ;-)

What about HAProxy and Nginx?  It sounds like you have some  
interesting experiences to share.

Barry Abrahamson | Systems Wrangler | Automattic

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