Arch Linux (the linux distribution I use) updated PHP to 5.3.3
yesterday and added the php-fpm package
so I decided to switch to using that instead of a hacked up spawn-fcgi
and my own process launcher (Servitor).
I didn’t have to change anything in the nginx configuration ...
If you get a (free) SSL certificate and key
from StartSSL it might not be obvious how to
install use them properly in nginx. nginx doesn’t automatically chain
certificates like f.e. Apache does so you’ll have to do that yourself.
I use nginx as my primary webserver for applications hosted on
TheGraveyard.org, mainly because it’s simple to configure and use,
lightweight and fast (or maybe because I just don’t trust server
applications that just work ;-) ). Most applications are pretty easy
to install once you get the hang ...