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Nginx HTTP Server - Fourth Edition

By : Martin Bjerretoft Fjordvald, Clement Nedelcu
Book Image

Nginx HTTP Server - Fourth Edition

By: Martin Bjerretoft Fjordvald, Clement Nedelcu

Overview of this book

Nginx is a lightweight HTTP server designed for high-traffic websites, with network scalability as the primary objective. With the advent of high-speed internet access, short loading times and fast transfer rates have become a necessity. This book is a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in ways that correspond to actual production situations: as a standalone server, as a reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI, and more. In addition, this complete direct reference will be indispensable at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes. This book mainly targets the most recent version of Nginx (1.13.2) and focuses on all the new additions and improvements, such as support for HTTP/2, improved dynamic modules, security enhancements, and support for multiple SSL certificates. This book is the perfect companion for both Nginx beginners and experienced administrators. For beginners, it will take you through the complete process of setting up this lightweight HTTP server on your system and configuring its various modules so that it does exactly what you need quickly and securely. For more experienced administrators, this book provides different approaches that can help you make the most of your current infrastructure. Nginx can be employed in many situations, whether you are looking to construct an entirely new web-serving architecture or simply want to integrate an efficient tool to optimize your site loading speeds.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Deploying a WordPress site

As stated in Chapter 8, From Apache to Nginx, WordPress is currently the most popular content management system on the entire web. According to a recent survey from trends (, its market share totals 53%, leaving its competitors far behind: Joomla only captures 9% of the market, followed by Drupal with just a little over 2%. For a lot of web server administrators, setting up WordPress sites or blogs has become a common task, whether it is for personal or professional use.

Preparing your server and obtaining WordPress

In this section, we will be getting your server ready for downloading and installing the WordPress application. There will be a few configuration files to go through to make sure WordPress runs smoothly.

System requirements

The first step you need to go through to set up a WordPress site on a fresh new server is to make sure you have the necessary components installed and up to date: it is recommended that you...