Hi Everyone, I am developing a multivendor platform using Magento 2.3 community edition and marketplace extension. I am not sure if I should use an apache or nginx web server ? Are are any particular benefits of choosing one over the other ? Thanks.
Nginx is now becoming a dominant web server and hosts around 75% of all the web servers worldwide. Unlike Apache, it follows an event-driven approach and can handle multiple requests within a single processing thread. It is because of this reason the Nginx web server is widely used as a reverse proxy and load balancer to manage the high-traffic.
Why to go with Nginx:
Even though Apache and Nginx both give a tough fight, there are certain factors which makes Nginx more influential and dominant over Apache. They are,
Lightweight and faster architecture
Performs 2.5 times faster in fetching static content
Speed and quick request interpretation (essential to e-commerce sites)
Advanced media streaming modules
Further, Nginx can manage thousands of concurrent requests and owns the capacity to power 50% of the traffic sites on the web.