Wed 1 Dec 2010
Nginx (pronounced as engine-X) is beating Apache as a web server in terms of performance. Its being used by WordPress, Hulu and SourceForge. As per recent Netcraft survey, its already the number 3 web server after Apache and Microsoft with 6.62 percent marketshare.
In a test carried out by Linux Journal, Nginx beat Apache by nearly double performance with less than 1/2 the resources. Its able to do this because of its architecture and yes its open source.
|Web Server||Worker Processes||CPU Utilisation||Memory Used||requests served|
|Apache||4 (threaded mode)||30%||17MB||6,500|
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