HAProxy, NGINX and Rails anyone?

Barry Abrahamson barry at automattic.com
Fri Aug 1 19:58:47 MSD 2008

On Aug 1, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Brian Gupta wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Willy Tarreau <w at 1wt.eu> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 03:20:09AM -0400, Brian Gupta wrote:
> > That said, I'm surprised that they selected nginx for load
> > balancing, as they were only able to push 1.2GB of traffic through
> > nginx. Haproxy has been tested all the way to handle a full 10GB of
> > traffic through a single server.
> Be very careful Brian, I think you're mixing two things. It's probable
> that wordpress tested on real-world traffic, while my benchmark was
> meant to find the absolute maximum performance. Real-world benchmarks
> are used to estimate the ability to do the job properly. Component
> benchmarks are used to find the bounds beyond which you're sure you
> will never go.
> Understood. I was wondering if they had haproxy properly configured.

I am pretty sure we didn't.  When I get some time I am planning on re- 
testing it.  Will post results on my blog when they are available.

Barry Abrahamson | Systems Wrangler | Automattic
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