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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)

Redirecting non-www to www-based sites

The debate about using a non-www prefixed URL versus including the www still rages on in the SEO world, but the key thing is to ensure there is consistency.

This means that if you choose to have the www prefix, then you'll want to ensure all URL calls are to this pattern. Especially since there are SEO implications involved with any URL change, attention to detail is critical here. For this recipe, we'll redirect all non-www to www-based calls, but the reverse is simply a matter of slightly modifying the rewrite rule.

How to do it...

If you're used to the Apache way of doing things, this may look a little different. In the NGINX world, if is evil and needs to be avoided...