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Most efficient way to run Perl scripts on nginx server?

by ultranerds (Hermit)
on Apr 01, 2017 at 07:00 UTC ( #1186660=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

ultranerds has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I'm currently battling with a REALLY frustrating bug with nginx and Apache 2.4 (as a proxy). We serve all the main content up with nginx, and then pass the Perl stuff to Apache, so we can make use of mod_perl. The problem is I'm having all kinds of issues with Apache gobbling up tons of CPU:

So this has me asking.. do I need Apache?

Does anyone have input on the best way to run Perl scripts on a server with nginx? Is it better as:

1) nginx, with reverse proxy to Apache (where we have mod_perl setup)


2) nginx, and using FastCGI to serve them up, like: -ie don't even bother with Apache2 (this would remove the headache of having 2 systems running as well then!)

I just wanted to get a 2nd opinion from "the monks" before I started trying out the FastCGI option, as I've already spent far too much time on this :(

UPDATE: I thought I would just give it a quick test, and it does seem FastCGI with nginx is pretty slow :(

Exactly the same script:

704ms Apache2 with mod_perl
1144ms nginx with fastCGI


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Re: Most efficient way to run Perl scripts on nginx server?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Apr 01, 2017 at 15:24 UTC

    I recommend uWSGI. It is a deep and flexible application server and it can be built with a PSGI plugin for Perl. I am using it on linode for a couple of different applications on the same host.

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