Nginx and WordPress

Here at WebEdge we are constantly searching for improvements to the hosting environment for our clients and there’s been a load of talk recently about which web server is best suited to running WordPress self hosted blogs.

Apache still dominates as the predominate web server, owning 65% of the web (see ref below) but nginx is gaining ground in the high performance market and seems to be particularly suited to WordPress. Many of the big self hosting platforms such as WP-Engine, Page.ly and ZippyKid are rolling out nginx backed WordPress installs.

If your the sort of person that wants to know what’s happening under the bonnet and fancies a tinker – here’s a great article about setting up nginx for WordPress on a cloud server.

http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2011/06/07/june-2011-web-server-survey.html

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refs: http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2011/06/07/june-2011-web-server-survey.html

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