Optimizing worker_processes, worker_connections & PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN - Any Good Tutorial?

Jérôme Loyet jerome at loyet.net
Wed Jun 16 00:32:12 MSD 2010

2010/6/15 Rahul Bansal <rahul286 at gmail.com>:
> Hi jerome
> All your points duly noted. :)
> Revising all again...
> worker_connections = 2048
> I have its value 1024 (nginx default I guess)
> I have one very important question here.
> When we say server load - we mean number of HTTP requests. right?
> Number of unique pageviews and other sweet number shown by Google Analytic
> wont be helpful, atleast directly.
> Is setting up this number very high - like 20480 can adversely affect a high
> traffic server?
>>worker_process = num of CPU. nothing more
> I will make this a law for myself. :)
>>you can save more of OS as there is file caching which is useful
> By file caching do u mean php cache which stores page output in html files
> and then serve them via nginx rewrites.
> Like wp-super-cache in wordpress world.
> By the way I have memcached + APC + CDN + wp-super-cache and now exploring
> fastcgi_cahce by nginx.

no i mean memory used by the kernel to cache local files in order not
to access file on hardrive. see output of free, the column "cached"

> I am just obsessed with performance.
> And I am really not doing this to save my hosting bill.
> I just want to sustain on single node as long as possible, though some day,
> our growth forces us to explore path of load-balancing, proxy servers!
>>a dynamic content nginx is serving from cache won't generate any load
>>on the fcgi side as it won't go there
> This sounds nice.
> Surprisingly I haven't seen more about it?
> -Rahul
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