nginx + unicorn deployment survey

Christopher Bailey chris at
Tue Nov 15 00:07:06 EST 2011

We run Nginx+Unicorn on each app server (we have several), and then
have HAProxy in front of the whole thing.  This is basically due to it
being the setup for Engine Yard.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Eric Wong <normalperson at> wrote:
> Hello all, I'm wondering if you deploy nginx:
> 1) on the same machine that runs unicorn (exclusively proxying to that)
> 2) on a different machine that doesn't run unicorn
> 3) both, nginx could forward to either to localhost
>   or another host on the same LAN
> And of course, the reason(s) you chose what you chose.  I'm inclined
> to believe many folks are on 1) simply because they only have one
> machine.
> Thanks in advance for your replies, I'm always interested in
> hearing user experiences with unicorn.
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Christopher Bailey
Cobalt Edge LLC

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