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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)

Content caching with NGINX

In addition to simply proxying the data through, we can use NGINX to cache the proxied content. By doing this, we can reduce the amount of calls to your backend service, assuming that the calls are able to be cached.

Getting ready

As the caching is part of the standard NGINX platform, no additional prerequisites are required.

How to do it...

In order to enable the cache, first we need to define where to store the cached files. This needs to be set outside the server block directive and is best stored in the main nginx.conf file. Here's the...