Another comparison of HAProxy and Nginx

In my previous post about web application proxies, I compared HAProxy and Nginx performance when proxying a simple Rails application. While HAProxy was able to serve pages faster and more consistently, the beanchmark also uncovered an apparent design flaw in HAProxy that caused some connections to hang around in the queue for a long time. HAProxy’s […]

Comparing Nginx and HAProxy for web applications

The last few days I have been comparing Nginx to HAProxy, with surprising results. First, a bit of background. For a long time we at Bengler have been using Nginx as the main web server for our projects (1, 2), as well as to proxy Rails running under Mongrel. Nginx is a superb little open-source web server with a […]