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nginx A Practical Guide to High Performance - book review

nginx has taken the Internet by storm, gaining fast in popularity, powering up some of the most high traffic websites in the world and directly challenging Apache for its title of the most popular Web Server out there

Despite the truthfulness of that statement, nginx's main purpose is not to act as a Web server replacement, since in many cases it co-exists and cooperates with Apache under the very same installation

Subtitled "A Practical Guide to High Performance" this book slices through that hype and instead looks into nginx's substance, helping to understand its application, functionality and ease of scaling up.Its author, Twitpic cofounder Steve Corona, swears by its versatility, having managed handling up-to 10,000 Twitpic requests per second with nginx.

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