Blog Tag - "nginx"

Do You Need Mongrel, Apache or Nginx as your Web Server?

The main function of a web server is to serve content from your site as efficiently as possible without overwhelming it with traffic or slowing down its load times. A good way to think about this would be like water pressure; if you have too much pressure coming into your house from your plumbing system, then nothing will work properly at all! Similarly, if there aren't enough resources available for the web server itself when it's working hard trying to send data back out through its pipes then things will start getting messy real fast!