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  • Compile and run NGINX from source
  • Measure NGINX performance and create baselines
  • Tweak NGINX configuration for last-mile performance
  • Work with PHP, Python, and other languages using FCGI
  • Learn to integrate with other servers over HTTP
  • Set up Memcache for a performance boost
  • Fine-tune the TCP stack for improved network utilization
  • Construct NGINX extensions for various purposes

NGINX is one of the most common free, open source web servers. Its performance-oriented architecture and small footprint makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic websites.

NGINX offers great performance and optimal resource utilization to its administrators. This practical guide walks you through how to tune one of the leading free open source web servers to attain optimal performance for high-traffic sites. It also explores ways to improve network utilization for high loads.

The tour starts with an overview of the NGINX architecture. You will build and configure NGINX for optimal utilization of the hardware available. The book demonstrates various practices to improve last mile content delivery by using timeouts, caching, and compression. You'll also discover various free open source tools to test and benchmark web server performance, allowing you to verify NGINX performance at every step.

  • Configure Nginx for best performance, with configuration examples and explanations
  • Step–by-step tutorials for performance testing using open source software
  • Tune the TCP stack to make the most of the available infrastructure
Page Count 168
Course Length 5 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781785281839
Date Of Publication 15 Jul 2015


Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is passionately curious about teaching programming. He has been writing software for the last two years. He got started with Rust with his work on Servo, a browser engine by Mozilla Research as part of his GSoC project. At present, he works at AtherEnergy, where he is building resilient cloud infrastructure for smart scooters. His interests include systems programming, distributed systems, compilers and type theory. He is also an occasional contributor to the Rust language and does mentoring of interns on the Servo project by Mozilla.