Scalability issue

Rapsey rapsey at
Tue Mar 24 20:49:17 MSK 2009

1. You can configure nginx to use as many instances as you want. If your
server is 8 core, you can set nginx to use 8 instances. So this is not an
2. I don't really understand what you mean.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM, howard chen <howachen at> wrote:

> Hey
> I am new to nginx.
> According to the web:
> It said...
> Nginx is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K
> problem. Unlike traditional servers, Nginx doesn't rely on threads to
> handle requests. Instead it uses a much more scalable event-driven
> (asynchronous) architecture. This architecture uses small, but most
> importantly, predictable amounts of memory under load...
> But my questions are...
> 1. No matter how fast you are delivering the data, it is bounded by
> only one thread, so it is not scalable as nowsaday if you have 8 core
> + server?
> 2. Even you are using event-driven, remote clients must also need to
> establish a remote port to your web server, so you can't save much
> resources in fact?
> Thank you .
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