Is windows version stable?

jlist9 jlist9 at
Mon May 18 22:41:21 MSD 2009

Thanks for the explanation.

>From my experience with running some other web servers that
were originally developed for Linux then ported to Windows, speed
isn't the main concern, stability is. This is probably because most
people use (and test) the Linux version while not many are actually
using the Windows version so the Windows port tend to have
more bugs. One web server I tried freezes after running for a month
or two, and another has some a memory leak problem in a particular
scenario. In both cases the version number of the Windows port
is lower than the Linux version. Hence why my concern here is mainly
stability and readiness for production servers.

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Rapsey <rapsey at> wrote:
> nginx was designed for linux/bsd, where it is built on top of epoll/kqueue
> which alows it to be as fast as it is. Windows does not have that, it has
> IOCP instead, but nginx does not support it yet. So it relies on select,
> which is much slower.
> Sergej
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Claude Bing <tehbing at> wrote:
>> I have only used nginx on Debian, and I must say it is very good.  I just
>> had a hard time getting used to the rewrite configuration.  I have not had a
>> chance to run nginx on Windows.  But as for Linux, I would vouch for it
>> anyday.
>> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 7:28 PM, jlist9 <jlist9 at> wrote:
>>> Is there any particular reason that using IIS is better?
>>> Is it stability? Or functionality? I just need a small and fast server,
>>> preferably something that's also available on Linux. This way I'll
>>> just need one set of configuration for both platforms.
>>> Thanks.
>>> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM, julcar <nginx-forum at> wrote:
>>> > I think that for windows server it's better to use IIS than another
>>> > server software. However, I think test NginX on Reactos.
>> --
>> Laurence J. Peter  - "Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
>> hear but forgetting where you heard it."

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