Why I Switched to Nginx

Here’s why I decided to give Nginx a shot: Nginx is lightweight and has a small memory footprint Nginx is super fast Nginx can be easily configured to send rails requests to mongrel, thin and others Nginx has easy to read configuration logs and rewriting rules I get to learn something new! Note: All ApacheBench test results displayed are the from the 4th consecutive test. This minimizes the negative effects of the slow startup of ruby processes with Phusion Passenger where the initial requests take a considerably long time.