[Update] Nginx Update Coming Wednesday

MAY 15, 2011 UPDATE: We’ve decided to postpone this update until Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in order to give you some additional time to review the necessary information and ensure that you are prepared. We hope that you will benefit from this nginx update.

On Monday, May 16, 2011 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 we will release an updated version of the ngnix web server to our AppCloud technology stack in addition to a few other minor stack updates. All customers not using Passenger 2 will be updated to 0.8.54. This change happens when the “Update” button is clicked.

Highlights of this update include –

  • Increased alignment with “Nginx Best Practices” by replacing If statements with try_files.
  • Reduction of 502 Gateway errors on Passenger via increased standardization across stack components.

All customers, especially those using keep files and/or custom nginx cookbooks, should review the release notes for this update before clicking “Update.” You can also review the patch for the coming changes to ensure you’re prepared.