[dancer-users] Recommendations for NGINX + Dancer deployment, no Starman

Gabor Szabo gabor at szabgab.com
Fri Nov 1 13:33:15 GMT 2013

I might be mistaken, but as far as I understand nginx cannot run CGI scripts.
The only way to create dynamic pages with it is using an external process.
(FastCGI or Starman or ...)
Here is the link to the nginx wiki page:
http://wiki.nginx.org/Configuration lists

For some details:
The Perl TV http://perltv.org/ uses the configuration I described here:
(Starman + nginx) and runs on a 512 Mb instance.

Both Starman and nginx run with 7 workers and if I understand this output:

$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        502980     483208      19772          0      10272     140072
-/+ buffers/cache:     332864     170116
Swap:            0          0          0

I could still increase those.


On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Assaf Gordon <assafgordon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking to deploy a small (or multiple small) Dancer application on a
> small server (512MB).
> Memory efficiency and stability are more important than high-performance in
> this instance.
> I've switched from Apache to NGINX, which saved a lot of memory.
> I'm now looking to use either FastCGI or CGI with NGINX + Dancer - are there
> any examples for this kind of deployment?
> other recommendations?
> I want to avoid running an external process (e.g.
> plackup/starman/twiggy/etc.).
> Thanks!
>  -gordon

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