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Hello all,

Currently PW makes use/reference to the Apache HTTP server. However, we do have several other choices out there, and depending the use-case or the developer taste, Apache may not be the chosen one. So, why can’t we make PW HTTP server agnostic? It would be nice to see PW going neutral on this topic.

Please share your thoughts.

Cheers,

Daniel

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Just like MySQL is the database of choice apache is still the widest spread http server. Nginx is quite rapidly rising in popularity, but in my impression it's mostly used by node environments or for complex server / routing setups. While there are already topics here about nginx settings to run processwire, the people running such complex setups should be able to make nginx do the same things like the apache .htaccess rules or even just place the apache behind nginx. If I get the facts right here then only ProCache is deeply dependent on an apache setup. 

While these should be the reasons why there aren't other options by now, a nginx configuration would be a nice addition to the core. Supporting another http server should be an easier thing than supporting other db's which are also on the wishlist.

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