What one is preferred for a new production VPS? I know if you compile its a newer version, but is version you get when installing via apt-get more stable? What would you use for a new VPS? What about upgrading later?
Let's say if you wanted to limit the traffic rate(https://github.com/bigplum/Nginx-limit-traffic-rate-module), you need to compile it as it is not included in the packages by default. You can see the list at here: http://wiki.nginx.org/3rdPartyModulesWhat sort of custom flags would be available from compiling that isnt there for the regular install? The website will be a basic wordpress base site but I am switching vps providers and remaking a new vps as it was on a basic apache setup. I think the regular method will work for me but if the compiling version is better than I will do that.
DotDeb is shipping 1.6.x right now, they have been for almost a month I believe. I think the DotDeb repo build is fine for most purposes.Are you doing much in the way of SSL?
NGINX 1.4 sucks for SSL performance due to a buffer size bug they had. It requires additional connections
to complete an SSL transaction so it really murders your site loading speeds.
If dotdeb has 1.6+ or whatever in repos then it has SSL addressed. If not, compile it.