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Old 25th September 2009, 12:25
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Arrow Support Lighttpd and Nginx

Currently ISPConfig 3 only supports Apache web server. My feature request is, you should support Lighttpd and Nginx web servers
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Old 27th September 2009, 13:39
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Currently ISPConfig 3 only supports Apache web server. My feature request is, you should support Lighttpd and Nginx web servers
I think it's a very good idea too.

I support your request!!
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Old 5th November 2009, 11:13
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I third this request. Nginx support would be really welcome.
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Old 28th November 2009, 17:38
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Surelly it would be nice.
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Old 3rd January 2010, 18:45
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definitely a nice wish, but are there any plans? any feedback from the developers regaring this question?
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Old 3rd January 2010, 19:28
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They might get supported them if they deliver all the functions that apache has and that were currently built into ISPConfig (the different php modes, .htaccess files in apache syntax etc). Otherwise there would be functions in the ispconfig interface that will not work and poeple might wonder if they enable certain checkboxes and nothing happens because the underlaying webserver is not able to handle the requested function.
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Old 26th January 2010, 21:10
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No, Till, you're mistaken a little bit.
Nginx is not a web-server, it just proxies web-traffic. This is like a frontend in front of apache just to give out static files itself e.g. .jpg, .js or .html. But all the CGI-scripts it transfers to apache anyway (or whoever like php-fgm or Tomcat).

For example how it been performed by ISPmanager panel (BTW - your compete):
It puts nginx to port 80, and moves apache to 8080.
Traffic comes to IP.ADD.RE.SS:80 where nginx does everything it could itself and requests Apache on localhost:8080 to run CGI. Then Apache gives to nginx (localhost:80) all it compiled while CGI ran and nginx returns complete data to visitor.
This case is very helpful to offload Apache of dirty dumb work. It performs the only serious staffs like CGI cause Apache is heavy like an iron bridge but nginx takes less memory space while doing the easy job.

Please take trial (2 week) license from ISPmanager and just check how it works overthere.

But the problem to realize that function will be when developer will synchronize nginx.conf and httpd.conf(apache2.conf). Both of them have to posses similar virtualhosts list.

We realy need nginx support for overloaded servers.

Actually this is particulary related to bug report FS#1017
http://bugtracker.ispconfig.org/inde...s&task_id=1017

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Old 8th March 2010, 22:40
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Lightbulb I sugest cherokee insted Lighttpd or Nginx

http://www.cherokee-project.com/benchmarks.html

Have interessant things like: balance, streaming audio/video, mysql bridge, htpassword compatible and more.

Just need learn how make the config file to write correct confs.
I try learn it using cherokee admin interface.

Can ask to cherokee guys integration with ispconfig 3.
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Old 18th May 2010, 11:54
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bugsmoran, you are also a bit confused there. Yes, nginx is a proxy but it IS also a web-server. You can use it as either or both at the same time. You can completely replace apache with nginx if you so want.

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They might get supported them if they deliver all the functions that apache has and that were currently built into ISPConfig
Now this is something that will never happen I believe. For example, neither nginx or lighttpd supports htaccess files. And in most cases htaccess files are just slowing things down for little benefit.

If you expect those web servers to be 100% Apache compatible, then what's the point in having them at all. Since they would be effectively same as Apache, including all of its downsides. So the bottom line is that we'll never get nginx or lighttpd support if ISPConfig devs are waiting for them to become clones of Apache.

However, the reverse is also true. Both nginx and lighttpd have features that Apache will likely never have. Features that many ISPConfig users would welcome with open arms, even if it meant losing some Apache-only functionality.

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Old 18th May 2010, 12:23
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We might add nginx and lighttpd support at some time. But I guess poeple will then complain if several options do not work anymore in ispconfig because because the underlaying webserver is not able to provide them. I expect especially problems with cms systems that use complex rewrite rules for search engine optimisation (e.g. wordpress, joomla, typo3, drupal just to name a few) as the .htaccess files provided by them will not work anymore.

lighttpd and nginx are nice servers if you have a special purpose setup e.g. for a single website with high traffic but they might be a bit too light for normal hosting where poeple rely on features like .htaccess.
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