Nginx Essentials

Excel in Nginx quickly by learning to use its most essential features in real-life applications
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Nginx Essentials

Valery Kholodkov

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Book Details

ISBN 139781785289538
Paperback150 pages

Book Description

Nginx is an open source and cross-platform reverse proxy server designed for low memory usage and high performance and concurrency.

This book provides both basic and in-depth knowledge to help you effectively solve challenges with Nginx, or comfortably go through a transition period when switching to Nginx.

Starting with the basics, you will learn by example how to set up, configure, and operate an Nginx installation and use features of Nginx to elegantly solve challenges you experience every day when running your website. You will learn to use the rewrite engine to solve day-to-day tasks and be able to configure access restrictions in Nginx. You will also be able to manage inbound traffic using a number of Nginx features and use Nginx for load balancing and fault-tolerance features. Finally, you will learn how to solve common performance problems and apply a number of performance-tuning strategies.

Through easy exploration of the most intricate topics, this book aims to bring you to the next level in your Nginx experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Nginx
Installing Nginx
Configuring Nginx
Summary
Chapter 2: Managing Nginx
The Nginx connection processing architecture
Starting and stopping Nginx
Control signals and their usage
Distribution-specific startup scripts
Allocating worker processes
Setting up Nginx to serve static data
Installing SSL certificates
Managing temporary files
Communicating issues to developers
Summary
Chapter 3: Proxying and Caching
Nginx as a reverse proxy
Setting up Nginx as a reverse proxy
Caching
Summary
Chapter 4: Rewrite Engine and Access Control
The basics of the rewrite engine
Access control
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Inbound and Outbound Traffic
Managing inbound traffic
Managing outbound traffic
Summary
Chapter 6: Performance Tuning
Optimizing static file retrieval
Enabling response compression
Optimizing buffer allocation
Enabling SSL session reuse
Worker processes allocation on multi-core systems
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Get started with an Nginx installation from scratch in various environments and customize it for your purposes
  • Start and stop a basic Nginx installation, discover the basics of process management, and learn how to set up Nginx to serve static data
  • Create highly-maintainable configuration files to perform the most critical Nginx maintenance tasks
  • Set up Nginx as a reverse proxy and learn to use the Nginx caching feature
  • Discover how to benefit from the Nginx rewrite engine and how to use access restrictions in Nginx
  • Use various Nginx features to manage inbound traffic and understand how to use Nginx load balancing and fault tolerance features
  • Understand advanced feature-independent performance tuning strategies and optimizations
  • Manage inbound and outbound traffic and configure access control

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Nginx
Installing Nginx
Configuring Nginx
Summary
Chapter 2: Managing Nginx
The Nginx connection processing architecture
Starting and stopping Nginx
Control signals and their usage
Distribution-specific startup scripts
Allocating worker processes
Setting up Nginx to serve static data
Installing SSL certificates
Managing temporary files
Communicating issues to developers
Summary
Chapter 3: Proxying and Caching
Nginx as a reverse proxy
Setting up Nginx as a reverse proxy
Caching
Summary
Chapter 4: Rewrite Engine and Access Control
The basics of the rewrite engine
Access control
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Inbound and Outbound Traffic
Managing inbound traffic
Managing outbound traffic
Summary
Chapter 6: Performance Tuning
Optimizing static file retrieval
Enabling response compression
Optimizing buffer allocation
Enabling SSL session reuse
Worker processes allocation on multi-core systems
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785289538
Paperback150 pages
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