is it better to upstream php processes via nginx or use a front facing load balancer?

Dinh Pham lists at
Thu Sep 10 13:35:34 MSD 2009

How high traffic have your sites got?

In my system, Nginx plays a role of a LB and static file server. It 
dispatches .php requests to a pool of Apache instances and PHP FCGI. It 
works great for 600 000+ page views per day.

Ilan Berkner wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it better to use a hardware load balancer in front of multiple nginx
> boxes, each running their own php processes or is it better to use 
> nginx's
> upstream functionality and round robin php requests?

Posted via

More information about the nginx mailing list