Which web server suits Django best? Apache, Nginx or something else?
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I’m still a big fan of a stripped down Apache+mod_wsgi running behind nginx.
Nginx handles static files, gzip, trickling to slow clients, load balancing and having a configuration language that’s actually pleasant to work with.
Apache just sits there serving up dynamic Python pages via mod_wsgi, using the shortest possible config.
The reason I like Apache for this is I don’t need to babysit the process at all, unlike if I was using FastCGI or running a separate Python app server.