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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 web server via Docker

This recipe will step you through the basics of setting up a simple NGINX container via Docker. When you see the simplicity of the installation, don't be fooled by how easy it is, as that's the point of Docker.

Getting ready

If you're already running existing Docker containers, make sure they're either stopped or are not running on port 80. Otherwise, they will conflict with this recipe.

How to do it...

We'll start by pulling down the latest image of Docker. While this is an optional step, it will allow you to see how...