virtual or physical?

Anton Yuzhaninov citrin at
Fri Feb 21 09:52:45 UTC 2014

On 02/21/14 11:28, Marc-Olivier Meunier wrote:
> If I have one host, am I going to get better performances if I run only one
> nginx on the physical host, or would it be more beneficial to run 4 virtual
> machines each running a different nginx?

With nginx on physical host you will get better performance, but VMs are more 
easy to manage and maintain (backup/resoter, upgrade by replacing one VM by 
other VM, fast move to other host in case of hardware failure, e. t. c.).

Decision should depends on many factors including server load (traffic, requests 
per second e. t. c).

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