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    Default Nginx Server To Serve Bigger Role In Ubuntu 14.04

    Phoronix: Nginx Server To Serve Bigger Role In Ubuntu 14.04

    The lightweight Nginx web-server alternative to Apache is being promoted to the main archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU1ODY

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    Personally I use lighttpd on my machine as development web server for private use only that I use when developing web applications.

    It works and is lighter than Apache. I am not so picky.

    nginx, does that even have documentation? in English?

    Which web server is easiest to configure, Apache, nginx or lighttpd?

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    If I get to have my own server at some point, I'll probably use nginx. Apache is too large, bulky, slow and complicated, while lighttpd doesn't have enough features to drive Joomla. And I've heard quite a few good things about nginx.

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    i was not able to configure file browsing from http so i.. gave up, no time to dig through documentation.
    it would be nice to have some GUI to configure nginx

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    If I get to have my own server at some point, I'll probably use nginx. Apache is too large, bulky, slow and complicated, while lighttpd doesn't have enough features to drive Joomla. And I've heard quite a few good things about nginx.
    The problem is it's developed by a Russian, an ex-communist, so you don't wanna support freeloaders and communism.
    You should rather support capitalism and a true American Product (R)(C) like Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 for just $882.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Personally I use lighttpd on my machine as development web server for private use only that I use when developing web applications.
    One of my older servers even still runs lighttpd in production
    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    It works and is lighter than Apache. I am not so picky.
    So is nginx. I personally switched from lighttpd to nginx because nginx had more active development at the time and lighttpd had some unfixed memory leaks lingering for a while. Memory footprint and performance-wise I haven't noticed much difference on the hardware I use and for the tasks I need them for.
    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    nginx, does that even have documentation? in English?
    http://wiki.nginx.org/Main, should default to English.
    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Which web server is easiest to configure, Apache, nginx or lighttpd?
    I ditched Apache completely, last time I used it was early 2007. While I was still using Apache my needs were pretty simple, so configuration was also pretty simple. At the time I switched to nginx (late 2010/early 2011) I had a bit of trouble figuring out it's configuration, partially because at the time nginx wasn't documented as well as lighty, but once I figured it out I found it to be just as easy to configure as lighttpd. I personally prefer nginx config style. IIRC Apache uses XML-style notation and I personally loathe that style for configs, though with Apache you'll probably find more ready-to-use config files than with lighttpd/nginx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    The problem is it's developed by a Russian, an ex-communist, so you don't wanna support freeloaders and communism.
    You should rather support capitalism and a true American Product (R)(C) like Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 for just $882.
    And if you want to connect to it, the price only goes up! Cant lose!

    Anyway; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighttpd

    Was there a http daemon around that was built in to apps, like deluge and torrent? Or are they custom in-house jobbies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiiixy View Post
    Was there a http daemon around that was built in to apps, like deluge and torrent? Or are they custom in-house jobbies?
    There are many such libs if you want to embed a http server. libmicrohttpd, a GNU one, monkey, etc.

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    Sorry, got confused there. libmicrohttpd is GNU, can't remember the non-GNU one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    If I get to have my own server at some point, I'll probably use nginx. Apache is too large, bulky, slow and complicated, while lighttpd doesn't have enough features to drive Joomla. And I've heard quite a few good things about nginx.
    What features are you missing? Joomla runs inside PHP and PHP is the same regardless of web server, I actually run Joomla on Lighttpd just fine. I don't use zillion of plugins though if the problem that you have is with any of those.

    Btw, does one still have to recompile nginx when enabling and disabling modules? I.e one had to do this some years ago when I looked at it last time.

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