NGINX Caching

Ryan Malayter malayter at
Mon Apr 19 06:25:02 MSD 2010

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, cls <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> I'm a little confused by "fastcgi".  What are the benefits of using fastcgi as my proxy "protocol" rather than standard HTTP?
Most interpreted HTTP servers are slow, single threaded, and generally
don't work great at scale. Not sure about perl, but this is definitely
true for Ruby, .net, and others.

Or were you just planning on using nginx to proxy to multiple Apache
instances that run mod_perl? That's widely done, but not exactly
lightweight or simple. You keep all the complexity of apache, and add
another layer of complexity. Complexity is the natural enemy of
security, stability, and performance.


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