Welcome to Nginx!23 Jan 2011 in Linux
If you're reading this, it's thanks to Nginx. As of about midnight last night, all content on SystemOverlord.com is being served up by Nginx. I did this for two reasons: Nginx has a much smaller memory profile than Apache, which is important when running on a 512MB VPS, and Nginx's preferred PHP path is through a FastCGI interface, which allows me to run separate PHP FastCGIs under different users for each application on my server. Privilege separation for different webapps has always been a big thing security-wise, and I'm glad I was able to get it going with a minimum of fuss. Wordpress, Nginx, MySQL, and Ubuntu Server powered, all on a Linode VPS!