A lot of the administrators interested in Nginx are people who have encountered issues with the former: slowdowns, complexity to configure, lack of responsivity at times, and a variety of other problems. Consequently, the first idea that comes to mind is to replace Apache with another web server, such as Nginx. However, there is an alternative that is not often considered, as it sounds a little far-fetched at first: running both Nginx and Apache at the same time. When you look into it, this solution offers a great deal of advantages, especially for administrators looking for a quick and efficient solution to the aforementioned issues.
The topics covered in the chapter are:
- How Nginx and Apache benefit from each other
- Configuring Apache and Nginx
- Improving the reverse proxy architecture