How Does The Web System Work? Alan Ogden created this on 4 Jul, 2012 | Categories: Questions About 3DPixel
A graphical description of the mantis web system
The mantis system is set up to provide maximum speed for the vast majority of website types our customers may use.
Mantis uses a dual webserver solution consiting of lighttpd and apache. Lighttpd is an lightweight, optimised webserver ideal for serving static content such as images, css files, and js files. PHP and other dynamic requests are passed to a backend server running apache. This means that two webservers are serving the same site, one optimised for static, and one optimised for dynamic.
The system is transparent to the visitor and website owner alike.