This how I would look at it, if it on the same box use socket, and yes
it is expected that socket is faster than TCP since (as far as I know)
you don't need to deal with the overhead of TCP.

Daniel Fenn

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 3:56 AM, Yuchen Wang <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am trying to config some new server
> All of my servers are using TCP Socket( between nginx and
> php-fpm before
> But, I run ab(ab -n 20000 -c50 to test the
> performance of Unix Socket and TCP Socket,
> the result is Unix is little better than TCP
> Usually we run php and web server in the same server,
> So, TCP socket and Unix socket
> Which method do you prefer ?
> Thank you
> --
> *Yuchen Wang*

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