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It seems like all the cool kids are using Nginx now.

@Are0h it's nowadays the Industry Standard in both "stick it front of your app server" & "cache small files" - nowadays, there are alternatives - IIS & Apache still exist and tbh they aren't bad, but there's new options too. HAProxy focuses purely on reverse proxying performance&reliability, caddy focuses on ease of deployment, and OpenBSD's relayd/httpd focus on security&simplicity. Of them I can recommend HAProxy if that's what you need; no experience with httpd (I should tho!) or caddy.

@calvin I came up on Apache, so I'm still partial to it.

I've been reading about Nginx's speed over Apache which is the reason I've been reading up on it.

I'll have to check out HA. I don't know much about that one.


@Are0h nginx has less moving parts than apache, which is good for security to.

Caddy from what I've read is set up so config is automatic as possible - Let's Encrypt is just one line IIRC. A bit too magical for me though.

HAProxy I use, mostly because its reverse proxy capabilities are pretty robust - (ab)using SNI to dispatch is very handy, and not picky! They claim there's never been a crash in prod.

OpenBSD's relayd/httpd I assume has extremely high quality code & docs - will give a shot!

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@calvin Yeah, from what I see Nginix is pretty lean.

LOL, I hear you. Once you get used a certain amount of effort, things that make that process easier feel weird.

Hm, that's a pretty strong endorsement. Mostly because I hate dealing with reverse proxy issues.

Yeah, let me know what you think about that.