Why use OpenBSD as your web platform?
Why would you want to use OpenBSD as your web platform?
- It works
- It’s easy to maintain
Admittedly, some of the neat Open Source Web Environments out there just don’t play as well in OpenBSD (if it does work) as they do on other systems.
I find that maintainability of the base OS and the web resources is a significant cost in time and resources for us, so whenever we can find things that work well in OpenBSD, we choose OpenBSD.
OpenBSD provides packages for various Web Servers from the standards
- Apache 2.x instead, if at all possible. “),
- Nginx Stable into the nginx event model by means of nginx subrequests. . 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’. “)
To lower profile servers
OpenBSD versions prior to 5.4 had customised builds, patches to Apache 1.3.
OpenBSD’s goal is a functional base system, and a web server is included in their definition. As such, OpenBSD was initially available with Apache 1.x in the base but now provides Nginx $!manpage(‘nginx’,8)!$.