All information here on a server level is related to RHEL 6. You will
need to change some instructions for Debian based systems. CentOS
should be fine and needs only a minor URL change in the repo configuration.
After a switching away from Apache some time ago, our primary web server
had been running Cherokee for quite a while
- since September 2011, in fact, looking back at the configuration history.
More recently, however, I’ve switched us again. This time to Nginx - with impressive improvements in performance and
configurability (10x for some static files) — and reliability.
Originally, the selection of Cherokee as web server software looked
promising - the Cherokee project had been around for a while, was gathering
support, had a reasonable level of uptake, and consistent …
Cherokee is a fast web server and something I’m looking
at using instead of my current Apache installs in order to squeeze a bit
(lot) more juice out of my web services.
You can easily install Cherokee via its automated scripting and that’s
really useful. Unfortunately, since I’m within a RedHat environment,
init scripts and other useful aspects that come packaged with Apache
don’t get installed when installing from source. Now, there’s a lot of
activity regarding installing the latest packages for Ubuntu, but not
much of anything recent for RHEL (current Cherokee is 1 …