Working config for nginx + Drupal + Boost

Self-notes...after spending a few hours researching and benchmarking various configurations. Apache is so old news.


  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)
  • nginx as frontend webserver
  • Drupal served using fastcgi to phpcgi
  • ...and Drupal's Boost module.

Most of these configs is gathered from

How fast is it now? How about almost 6,000 requests/sec, with throughput around 240Mbps? Fast enough?