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Boonex Dolphin and NginX Web Server with dXMP

While I continue working on and making final adjustments to the next major update and release of dAMP I decided to release a version with NginX web server.

It is currently available only in 32 bit format, but it should work on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

You can download dXMP/dAMP with NginX on the main dAMP page here:
All dAMP downloads

Here is what is included in this version:

  • 3.1.0 32-bit NginX Edition
  • NginX 1.5.4
  • MySQL 5.1.70-community
  • PHP 5.3.22
  • phpMyAdmin 4.0.5
  • BoonEx Dolphin 7.1.4

dXMP/dAMP with NginX Screen Shot

dAMP with NginX

I don't know if I will continue developing and updating this one in particular or not. It depends on how many people actually use it.

dAMP 32 bit and 64 bit with Apache will be my primary focus, as more people are familiar with Apache than they are with NginX.

More about NginX:
NginX is a very fast web server. It starts and stops almost instantly. Requests are very responsive and snappy. It will even process requests without using any cpu or memory resources fairly often.

I haven't tested it as much as I have Apache, but one thing I notice with Apache is sometimes it hangs for a second or two before a page loads. It doesn't happen very often, but occasionally. So far, with NginX I haven't noticed this happening.

The drawback to NginX is you might find it difficult to get the configuration file set right. There are a lot of help topics out there now, but they can be confusing because one site will suggest using one configuration, and another site will say to do something entirely different.

That's why this version of dAMP with NginX might come in handy. If you have been meaning to test out Nginx, then this might help. It is pre-configured with a basic configuration including Dolphin and rewrite rules necessary to make it work. It should be used for testing on your local computer only with the default setup.

Here are a few comparisons between Apache vs. NginX on a local Windows setup:

Total File Size (All files/folders)
NginX = 3 MB's
Apache = 13 MB's

Memory Use
NginX 3.5 MB's
Apache 15 MB's

Cpu Use
NginX 0-5%
Apache 0-20%

Depends on what you are doing.

NginX Memory use with a Windows test setup:
NginX Memory Use Windows

Apache Memory use with a Windows test setup:
Apache Memory Use Windows

Final Note:
Check back for a new dAMP version that will include all new features. It should be available in a few more weeks.

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