Nginx Passenger

Nginx 1.0.6 updated : Passenger 3.0.9 and syslog support

Nginx 1.0.6 has been updated :

  • the nginx-full and nginx-extras packages now support syslog
  • nginx-extras now uses Passenger 3.0.9

Here are the changes in Passenger 3.0.9 :

  • [Nginx] Fixed a NULL pointer crash that occurs on HTTP/1.0 requests when the Host header isn’t given.
  • Fixed deprecation warnings on RubyGems >= 1.6.
  • Improved Union Station support stability.

Nginx packages updated to 1.0.6

Packages of Nginx 1.0.6 for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” are now available in amd64 and i386 flavours.

This release brings faster cache loader, better https, lingering close compatibility and 9 bugfixes . Please take a look at the list of changes for more details.

Please note that :


Nginx packages updated to 1.0.2

After MySQL and Redis, it’s Nginx’ turn : version 1.0.2 has been released on May 10., bringing some minor changes and bugfixes.

Its packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64 and i386 flavours.


Nginx 1.0.1 is out

Nginx 1.0.1 has been released on May 3rd, bringing some changes and bugfixes.

It is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64 and i386 flavours.

Please note that the nginx-extras package now supports Passenger. I hope Ruby on Rails users will enjoy.


Rails user? Dotdeb now supports Passenger

Let me introduce Passenger :

Phusion Passenger™ — a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack — makes deployment of Ruby web applications, such as those built on the revolutionary Ruby on Rails web framework, a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself”.

  • Deployment is only a matter of uploading application files. No Ruby (on Rails)-specific server configuration required!
  • Supports both the industry standard Apache web server and the fast and lightweight Nginx web server.
  • Zero maintenance. No port management, server process monitoring or stale file cleanup required. Errors are automatically recovered whenever possible.
  • Designed for performance, stability and security. Phusion Passenger should never crash Apache even in case of crashing Rails applications.
  • Well-documented, for both system administrators and developers!


I’m glad to announce that Dotdeb now provides Passenger 3.0.7 packages for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64 and i386 flavours and I hope you’ll enjoy them.

The installation is very easy :

  • your Apache 2.2 server will support Passenger by installing the libapache2-mod-passenger package
  • Nginx will be updated to the 1.0.1 version and it will support Passenger in the nginx-extras package

Have fun!

(Thanks to the Brightbox team for their work on the Ubuntu packages)


Nginx 1.0.0 is out!

Nginx 1.0.0 has been delared stable and has been released three days ago :

nginx development was started about 9 years ago. The first public version 0.1.0 has been released on October 4, 2004. Now W3Techs reports that 6.8% of the top 1 million sites on the web (according to Alexa) use nginx. And 46.9% of top Russian sites use nginx.

Netcraft reports similar 6.52% nginx share of the million busiest sites in April 2011.

The packages of Nginx 1.0.0 are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” in amd64 and i386 flavours. I hope you’ll enjoy them.


Nginx : now on Dotdeb!

Dotdeb has always wanted to help you to build robust and featureful LAMP stacks. As of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, some useful tools are now supported and actively maintained on Dotdeb :

It is now time for me to introduce the long-awaited Nginx


Nginx is a lightweight, high-performance Web server that relies on an asynchronous event-driven approach to handle HTTP requests. It behaves well under heavy load, even better than Apache (threaded or forked). Nginx can work with PHP through FPM or FastCGI (respectively packaged as php5-fpm and php5-cgi).

All the (many) features of Nginx are configured during its building process and it is unable to load additionnal modules without rebuilding. This design leads to very good performances and a little footprint on the system.

Don’t hesitate to visit the Nginx website for more information…

I’m proud to announce that Dotdeb now maintains Nginx in its stable version (0.8.54). As in the official Debian builds, three distinct packages are available, depending on which modules you need :

Don’t hesitate to thank me if you enjoy it 🙂