Matt Kirman

Graphing the switch to Nginx

As a quick followup to my previous post detailing how to run WordPress behind a Nginx reverse proxy I thought I’d post an interesting graph retrieved from Google Webmaster Tools showing page load times of this site over the past few months:

I switched to the Nginx/Apache configuration just before the start of June and, thankfully, it appears that the performance increase I noticed has also been observed by others.

Additionally, Google reports that the slowest load time was a shocking 5,572ms with a fastest time of 225ms. Not too shabby from a single 256MB server.