To coincide with my three part tutorial, the site is now powered by Nginx instead of Apache2 on a Raspberry Pi web server – and the results speak for themselves. I’ve observed a 10% increase in speed for queries, and a 42% increase in homepage load. Pingdom tools has also marked an improvement, with the site being quicker than 88% of sites tested, up from the previous 72%.

Pingdom tools

I’m currently trying to get a group or society with a large following to conduct load testing under Nginx. I will keep you posted. If you are a manager of a Raspberry community, get in touch and we’ll get a test put together!