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Nginx HTTP Server, Third Edition

By : Clement Nedelcu
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Nginx HTTP Server, Third Edition

By: Clement Nedelcu

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Nginx HTTP Server Third Edition
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Chapter 9. Case Studies

The chapters you have read so far have explored the many facets of Nginx: from static web page serving to advanced features such as load balancing. You have learned how to set up Nginx on your server and to configure it to fit the needs of your websites. You've also discovered the numerous advanced modules, which bring forth complex functionality.

We will now make use of the knowledge acquired so far by studying a couple of real-life examples. First, we will set up a complete WordPress site from scratch, approaching all the aspects of configuration including optimization and caching. We will then enable HTTPS support as well as SPDY, and discover how to handle clients who visit your website from a mobile device.

The last part of the chapter will be dedicated to setting up ownCloud—an open source solution allowing you to store documents on your server and retrieve them from a variety of platforms. We will also secure access to your OwnCloud drive by setting up a self...