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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)


Caching is a great way to speed up performance, but some situations mean that you will be either continually invalidating the content (which means you'll need more server resources) or serving stale content. Neither scenario is ideal, but there's an easy way to get a good compromise between performance and functionality.

With microcaching, you can set the timeout to be as low as one second. While this may not sound like a lot, if you're running a popular site, then trying to dynamically serve 50+ requests per second can easily bring your server to its knees. Instead, microcaching will ensure that the majority of your requests (that is, 49 out of the 50) are served direct from cache, yet will only be 1 second old.

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