HTTPS performance slow on the newest releases.

michaelvv nginx-forum at
Fri Aug 7 15:28:56 MSD 2009

Hi nginx...

For sometime ago i have compared nginx/apache performance on HTTPS request.
at that time i got ca 10 fold performance gain with nginx.

So when i installed the newest stable version it was only 20-25 % more.

Does anyone have seen this issue , the fastest version is 0.6.38 here i got the
result from ab....

I version 0.6.38 , i got ca 800 req / sec.

Server Software:        nginx/0.8.7
Server Hostname:
Server Port:            443
SSL/TLS Protocol:       TLSv1/SSLv3,DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA,1024,256

Document Path:          /
Document Length:        4 bytes

Concurrency Level:      50
Time taken for tests:   7.025 seconds
Complete requests:      1000
Failed requests:        0
Write errors:           0
Total transferred:      220000 bytes
HTML transferred:       4000 bytes
Requests per second:    142.34 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request:       351.270  (mean)
Time per request:       7.025  (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate:          30.58  received

PS! proberly i need sometink added in nginx.conf , now i'm using this for SSL

ssl on;
ssl_certificate      /usr/local/nginx/conf/*************.com.crt;
ssl_certificate_key  /usr/local/nginx/conf/*************.com.key;

ssl_session_timeout  5m;
ssl_protocols  SSLv3;
ssl_ciphers  HIGH:!ADH;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers   on;

regards /Michael

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