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NGINX Cookbook

By : Tim Butler
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NGINX Cookbook

By: Tim Butler

Overview of this book

NGINX Cookbook covers the basics of configuring NGINX as a web server for use with common web frameworks such as WordPress and Ruby on Rails, through to utilization as a reverse proxy. Designed as a go-to reference guide, this book will give you practical answers based on real-world deployments to get you up and running quickly. Recipes have also been provided for multiple SSL configurations, different logging scenarios, practical rewrites, and multiple load balancing scenarios. Advanced topics include covering bandwidth management, Docker container usage, performance tuning, OpenResty, and the NGINX Plus commercial features. By the time you've read this book, you will be able to adapt and use a wide variety of NGINX implementations to solve any problems you have.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)


NGINX is a powerful software suite which has progressed well beyond a basic web server package. Some of the additional features, such as the reverse proxy and load balancing options, are well known.

Originally designed to tackle the C10k problem of handling 10,000 concurrent connections, NGINX differentiated itself from Apache with an event-driven architecture. While Apache 2.4 added event-driven processing also, there are a number of distinct differences where NGINX still remains more flexible.

This book describes how to use NGINX in a number of different scenarios and is aimed at providing you with a working solution rather than being an in-depth review of all NGINX features. If you're unfamiliar with NGINX, I highly recommend that you read Nginx HTTP Server - Third Edition, by Clément Nedelcu, also published by Packt Publishing.

You can also read the official documentation here: