Mastering Nginx

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Learn
  • Compile the right third party module to meet your needs
  • Write an authentication server to use with the mail proxy module
  • Create your own SSL certificates to encrypt connections
  • Use try_files to solve your file-existence check problems
  • Cache and compress responses for speedier user-interaction
  • Integrate popular PHP frameworks with the FastCGI module
  • Construct useful logging configurations
  • Troubleshoot configuration problems as they arise

 

About

NGINX is a high-performance HTTP server and mail proxy designed to use very few system resources. With the many tutorials and example configurations floating around the Web, it is difficult to know how to properly configure NGINX to meet your expectations.

"Mastering Nginx" will serve to clarify the murky waters of NGINX configuration, helping you learn how to tune NGINX for various situations, what some of the more obscure configuration directives do, and how to design a decent configuration to match your needs.

Beginning with an overview of compiling NGINX and describing its basic configuration file format, this guide next takes you on a tour of NGINX's modules.

From the unique mail module to the upstream module, this book explores the various possibilities of using NGINX as a reverse proxy. The multiple HTTP modules are explained, and the book rounds off the tour with a discussion of troubleshooting.

"Mastering Nginx" will explain all aspects of configuring NGINX to help solve your hosting problems.

Features
  • An in-depth configuration guide to help you understand how to best configure NGINX for any situation
  • Includes useful code samples to help you integrate NGINX into your application architecture
  • Full of example configuration snippets, best-practice descriptions, and reference tables for each directive

 

Page Count 322
Course Length 9 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781849517447
Date Of Publication 19 Mar 2013

Authors

Dimitri Aivaliotis

Dimitri Aivaliotis is a production engineer in Silicon Valley. His career has taken him from building a Linux-based computer network for a school up through multi-datacenter, high-availability infrastructures for banks and popular websites. He has spent over a decade solving his customers' problems and learned NGINX along the way.

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Dimitri graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received an MS in Management Information Systems at Florida State University.