Nginx HTTP Server - Third Edition

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Learn
  • Get to know the basics of the Nginx configuration: syntax, structure, and semantics
  • Understand the advanced load balancing functionality of Nginx and the newest innovative IO mechanisms
  • Create virtual host configurations effortlessly
  • Discover all the first-party modules: how to enable, configure, and use them
  • Establish advanced rewrite rules with the Nginx Rewrite module
  • Set up Nginx to work with PHP, Python, and more via FastCGI
  • Configure Nginx to work as frontend for your existing HTTP server
  • Manipulate configuration files with ease and adapt them to various situations
  • Discover the common pitfalls and find out how to avoid them
About

Nginx is a lightweight HTTP server designed for high-traffic websites, with network scalability as the primary objective. With the advent of high speed Internet access, short loading times and fast transfer rates have become a necessity. This free, open source solution will either come as a full replacement of other software such as Apache, or stand in front of your existing infrastructure to improve its overall speed.

This book is a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in different ways that correspond to actual production situations: as a standalone server, as a reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI, and more. In addition, this complete directive reference will be your best friend at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes.

This book is the perfect companion for both Nginx beginners and experienced administrators. For beginners, it will take you through the complete process of setting up this lightweight HTTP server on your system and configuring its various modules so it does exactly what you need quickly and securely. For more experienced administrators, this book provides different approaches that can help you make the most of your current infrastructure. Nginx can be employed in many situations, whether you are looking to construct an entirely new web-serving architecture or simply want to integrate an efficient tool to optimize your site loading speeds.

Features
  • Discover possible interactions between Nginx and Apache to get the best of both worlds
  • Learn to exploit the features offered by NGinx for your web applications
  • Get the newest techniques available, designed with the latest version in mind
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781785280337
Date Of Publication 18 Nov 2015

Authors

Clement Nedelcu

Clement Nedelcu was born in France and studied at UK, French, and Chinese universities. After teaching computer science, programming, and systems administration at several eastern Chinese universities, he worked as a technology consultant in France, specialized in the web and .NET software development as well as Linux server administration. Since 2005, he has also been administering a major network of websites in his spare time, which allowed him to discover Nginx. Clement now works as CTO. for a Hong-Kong-based company developing management software for schools.