I am evaluating the benefits of adding nginx to our webfarm as a reverse-proxy for static content, and looking for feedback from anyone who has experience with this setup.
What are the pros/cons of this setup? I'm having difficulty finding examples / howtos / objective experiences.
- Is it worth it?
- How difficult is it (we currently host around 300 websites)
- What problems/difficulties should we anticipate
- We currently have 2 fairly busy load-balanced (virtual) apache servers. Should nginx be installed on each of these (same box), on a separate box (virtual) in front of the 2, or 2 separate boxes - one in front of each apache server?
- Should/must nginx be configured on a site-by-site basis, or does it just generally sit in front of everything and know what to do?
Thanks for anything you can tell me!