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Nginx Vs Apache which is better for cPanel Hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by amanwaa, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. amanwaa

    amanwaa Registered Member

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    I have been asked many times about this questions by our customers that what is differences between Nginx and Apache web servers and why cPanel doesn’t provide Nginx with their package and most of the third-party modules are not working properly for the same. At the time, these are two most popular and widely used Open Source web server software run 75% of websites and application on the web.so Please suggest me which is Better?
     
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    Here is an interesting article when it comes to comparing the two. http://www.hostingadvice.com/how-to/nginx-vs-apache/

    I know at one point cpanel was going to support this, however, with everything it takes time. You can always head over to cpanel and request a vote for support :)
     
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  3. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    One big bottleneck in Nginx is that it doesn't support native .htaccess handling, a lot of CMS'es do make use of .htaccess files.
     
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  4. amanwaa

    amanwaa Registered Member

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    Which is better to act as loadbalancer? why
     
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    ghost666 Newbie

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    use litespeed webserver its better then both Apache and Nginx
     
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    Go with Apache web server, I am using the same and it really great when you have to handle the multiple requests and multiple tasks at the same time. Litespeed is widely used now a days. You check the features of it too.
     
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    .htaccess is in itself a bottleneck. That's why competent Apache admins turn it off (AllowOverride) and place what's inside of .htaccess directly in httpd.conf.
     
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    Apache is good at the back end
    Nginx is fast and efficient for delivering static files.

    I have setup apache on the backend and nginx as a reverse proxy for apache. Best of both worlds.

    Edit: i dont use cpanel. If I was forced to pick one I would go with Apache. Neither of the choices are bad, plus apache has been around for some time. If it works for million other users, it probably will for me.
     
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    To handle multiple websites with balanced server load I would recommend you to use LiteSpeed but if you have one or few high traffic websites then go with NGINX