Amazon EC2: Amazon EC2 is a webservice that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud
Nginx: Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. Nginx powers several high-visibility sites, such as WordPress, Hulu and Github.
Fast-cgi: FastCGI is a protocol for interfacing interactive programs with a web server. FastCGI is a variation on the earlier Common Gateway Interface (CGI); FastCGI’s main aim is to reduce the overhead associated with interfacing the web server and CGI programs, allowing a server to handle more web page requests at once. We use of fast-cgi protocol to lighten the load of web server and make more efficient use of server resources.
APC caching extension for PHP is designed to increase the performance of applications written in PHP. Its goal is to provide a robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code.
AWS, Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL, …
MySQL is the most popular databases system for Web environment. It is characterized by its speed of response in front of its competitors.