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Re: I'm about to embark on creating 12000 vhosts

Robert Paprocki
February 11, 2019 01:36PM
FWIW, this kind of large installation is why solutions like OpenResty exist
(providing for dynamic config/cert service/hostname registration without
having to worry about the time/expense of re-parsing the Nginx config).

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 7:59 AM Richard Paul <Richard@primarysite.net>
wrote:

> Hi Ben,
>
> Thanks for the quick response. That's great to hear, as we'd only get to
> find this out after putting rather a lot of effort into the process.
> We'll be hosting these on cloud instances but since those aren't the
> fastest machines around I'll take the reloading as a word of caution (we're
> probably going to have to make another bit of application functionality
> which will handle this so that we're only reloading when we have domain
> changes rather than on a regular schedule that'd I'd thought would be the
> simplest method.)
>
> I have a plan for the rate limits, but thank you for mentioning it. SANs
> would reduce the number of vhosts, but I'm not sure about the added
> complexity of managing the vhost templates and the key/cert naming.
>
> Kind regards,
> Richard
>
>
> On Mon, 2019-02-11 at 16:35 +0100, Ben Schmidt wrote:
>
> Hi Richard,
>
> we have experience with around 1/4th the vhosts on a single Server, no
> Issues at all.
> Reloading can take up to a minute but the Hardware isn't what I would call
> recent.
>
> The only thing that you'll have to watch out are Letsencrypt rate Limits >
> https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
> #####
> /etc/letsencrypt/renewal $ ls | wc -l
> 1647
> #####
> We switched to using SAN Certs whenever possible.
>
> Around 8 years ago I managed a 8000 vHosts Webfarm with a apache. No
> Issues ether.
>
> Cheers,
> Ben
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:16 PM rick_pri <nginx-forum@forum.nginx.org>
> wrote:
>
> Our current setup is pretty simple, we have a regex capture to ensure that
> the incoming request is a valid ascii domain name and we serve all our
> traffic from that. Great ... for us.
>
> However, our customers, with about 12000 domain names at present have
> started to become quite vocal about having HTTPS on their websites, to
> which
> we provide a custom CMS and website package, which means we're about to
> create a new Nginx layer in front of our current servers to terminate TLS.
> This will require us to set up vhosts for each certificate issued with
> server names which match what's in the certificate's SAN.
>
> To keep this simple we're currently thinking about just having each domain,
> and www subdomain, on its own certificate (LetsEncrypt) and vhost but that
> is going to lead, approximately, to the number of vhosts mentioned in the
> subject line. As such I wanted to put the feelers out to see if anyone
> else
> had tried to work with large numbers of vhosts and any issues which they
> may
> have come across.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Richard
>
> Posted at Nginx Forum:
> https://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,282986,282986#msg-282986
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