how nginx handle connection with backend web server?

Joshua Zhu zhuzhaoyuan at
Mon Aug 10 13:40:47 MSD 2009


On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Xuepeng Li< at> wrote:
> if it's is 1:1 module and nginx establishes  HTTP 1.0 only to apache
> server,  every time enginx receive a request, it has to proxy the request to
> apache server, what is the advantange make enginx as reverse proxy  other
> than make direct connection between browser and apache?

Possible advantages:
i) You can use nginx as a load balancer, directing requests to
multiple backends, to increase your web server's whole capacity.
ii) Use nginx as front end, you can even fight small DDOS attacks!


Joshua Zhu

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