[Cherokee] Benchmarks of cherokee vs nginx

Jędrzej Nowak me at pigmej.eu
Tue May 24 16:17:07 MSD 2011


You can easy compress things in cherokee too. Just enable it in
cherokee-admin ;-)
For "gzip static" like behaviour you need to enable flcache (with
PURGE support for your config).

IOCache in cherokee is caching only plain files when you don't use
gzip... That's why.

Jędrzej Nowak

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Ryan B <mp3geek at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is static content (only http, and no php enabled), also using
> gzip-static.in nginx (cache-io doesn't quite cut it in cherokee)
> I found the cache too aggressive in cherokee, if I upload a newer file
> I'd still keep serving the the cached file for a while (I wasn't
> actually sure when it actually expired).. so I manually lowered the
> expiry time for the cache (900secs), performance dives :/
> Okay a quick break down of the stats..
> Nginx-generated traffic is cut in half (thanks to gzip-static)  vs Cherokee
> Nginx: 118Mb Ram, Cherokee: 260Mb
> CPU: nginx is by-far using less, that race isn't even close.
> A break down, http://i.imgur.com/JVO1w.png
> Both web servers packages are compiled on ubuntu 11.04/openvz hosting.
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