reverse proxy vs. stand-alone

Cliff Wells cliff at
Fri May 15 04:36:15 MSD 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 20:24 -0400, jemari wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am setting up a small VPS. My plan is to have nginx as a reverse
> proxy to apache2 (running with mod-php). All other static files will
> be served by nginx.
> Does anyone know if there would be a significant difference in
> performance and/or stability if I removed apache, and have nginx use
> fcgi for php?

Yes, you'd save hundreds of megabytes of RAM by not using Apache, which
will undoubtedly affect performance in a positive fashion.


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