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Oct
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answered How would you set up wildcard subdomains with nginx and tornado web server?
Oct
23
comment What caching strategies can I implement between my web load balancer and my web farm?
One thing to consider is to have the API service served off of a different set of servers from the primary web service. This way, if the API gets really hard, or vice versa, service for other functions is less likely to be interrupted. Otherwise, it's still a good idea to use some sort of reverse proxy to cache something that does not need to be computed every single time e.g. rss feeds.
Oct
23
answered Resolving high iowait on Samba server
Oct
21
comment HTTP load balancer with header-based routing?
There are now Windows builds for nginx.
Aug
7
comment Recommend a content delivery network (CDN) for a specific purpose
FWIW, here's a list of CDNs that you can look at mytestbox.com/miscellaneous/content-delivery-networks-cdn-list
Aug
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answered Automatic backup for a small, domestic network
Aug
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answered 'No Input file specified' error - NginX / fcgi - when requesting non-existant .php file
Jul
28
accepted static only config for nginx?
Jul
28
comment static only config for nginx?
Ah, that makes sense. I ended up putting a /404.html at the end of the try_files directive and it works.
Jul
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asked static only config for nginx?
Jul
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answered nginx access logs ignore certain requests
Jul
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answered When is storage considered highly-available?
Jul
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comment How does Varnish cache handle different domains?
That or it's probably possible to strip the hostname entirely and just use the remainder of the path. YMMV.
Jul
17
answered Scaling large file downloads?
Jul
15
comment Gzip vs. Reverse Proxy Cache
Heh. I did not know it was possible to accept an answer without an upvote =) But to your comment, it's not a big deal as nginx is sufficiently lightweight that it just switches accordingly. Additionally, should you grow sufficiently, you could locate the second nginx on a different server, essentially acting as another layer of load balancing/proxying. So still a win.
Jul
15
comment Gzip vs. Reverse Proxy Cache
Also with the static module compiled in, you can pre-compress the file and nginx will just shoot that file over the wire.
Jul
15
comment Behaviour of nginx as proxy
Well, it works as an accelerator in the sense that nginx handles all the static requests leaving the Apache instance free to handle the "heavy" transactions.
Jul
15
comment Gzip vs. Reverse Proxy Cache
I'm not sure where you are getting your numbers from but you might want to check out Paul Buchheit's recent posting about this. gzip really is not that costly compared to the bandwidth savings. paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2009/04/…
Jul
15
answered Gzip vs. Reverse Proxy Cache