Archive for the ‘HTTP’ Category

CDN Evaluation Criteria

A friend asked me about StyleFeeder‘s experience using CDNs, so I sent him the list of criteria that we use to evaluate the various content delivery networks that we have tried.  We’re currently using Akamai, Cloudfront and Panther for various types of content.  I’ve talked to pretty much everybody in the CDN space over the […]

Singing the praises of Nginx

We recently switched over our static content webserver over to Nginx, easily the most impressive webserver I’ve seen in years. We’re running it on a machine with 8Gb of memory (along with some other stuff), but the nginx process is only using a ridiculously small 1.4Mb. In other words, it barely registers in any measurable […]