Nginx, one of the most popular and widely adopted asynchronous (event-based) servers, promotes scalability. Fast, stable, and intuitive, nginx is arguably the most logical choice for serving large, highly trafficked websites from the “confines” of a virtualized cloud server. After all, if WordPress.com can rely on nginx to handle hundreds of thousands of live traffic requests per minute, shouldn’t it be sufficient for your website?
NGINX (“engine x”) is a high performance, high concurrency web server excelling at large scale content delivery, web acceleration and protecting application containers. Its precise integration with modern operating systems allows unprecedented levels of NGINX hosting efficiency even when running on commodity hardware.
Because of its compact and predictable memory and CPU usage, NGINX is extremely popular web software for use in all types of cloud environments, serving already over 45% of web sites hosted on Amazon’s AWS.
NGINX application server is used by over 25% of the top 10,000 busiest sites, including Netflix, Facebook, Zappos, Groupon, LivingSocial, Hulu, TechCrunch, Dropbox and WordPress, as well as by over 12% of the entire Internet web sites population.
We take speed and reliability VERY seriously. That’s why our hosting customers are powered by NGINX, the same engine that powers huge online services and websites like Netflix. As a result, our servers can handle MUCH more traffic MUCH faster than other hosts.
PHP-FPM is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with extra features that translate into a performance boost for sites running on it.