In this article, I made a video. Then, I set up a Django website on a DigitalOcean droplet server so I could compare the speed and performance of the website using the Apache and Nginx web servers.
What is Apache?
The Apache community is a group of developers who create and maintain open-source software. The software they create is designed to be run on various operating systems and is widely used to deliver web content. Apache is well known for playing a vital role in the early growth of the World Wide Web. The Apache community creates software that is designed to be run on a variety of operating systems. This software is used to deliver web content and is widely known for playing a key role in the early growth of the World Wide Web.
What is NGINX?
Nginx was written as a high-performance replacement for the Apache web server. Nginx is event-driven and can handle many simultaneous connections with very few resources. This makes Nginx an ideal choice for sites with high traffic or fluctuating traffic patterns.
NGINX also has a rich set of features and can perform various server roles:
- A reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols.
- A load balancer and HTTP cache.
- A frontend proxy for Apache and other web servers, combining the flexibility of Apache with the good static content performance of NGINX.
(To be updated – Youtube Link for the Vide Django Website Web Server Experiments – Nginx vs. Apache)
(to be continued…)