reverse proxy vs. stand-alone

Cliff Wells cliff at
Sun May 17 07:45:57 MSD 2009

On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 18:59 -0400, jemari wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for taking your time in replying.
> My question was asked my Igor: how about the FastCGI php processes?
> Would the difference be really that significant if nginx is serving
> all non-php requests? In which case, apache doesn't need many modules?

It's not the modules that make Apache bloat, it's the threads.   On the
site I mentioned, I removed almost every module I could.   It didn't


> Cliff Wells Wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
> > I converted a Joomla site from Apache/mod_php to
> > Nginx/FastCGI and went
> > from constantly consuming the full 256MB (and
> > crashing the VPS) to using
> > only around 20MB of RAM.
> @Cliff
> was your joomla site using nginx proxy before you converted to Nginx/FastCGI?
> --Jemari
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,2049,2115#msg-2115

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