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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)

Creating your ownCloud drive

By 2018, everyone must have heard of Dropbox and similar services that allow you to store files online and retrieve them easily from all sorts of devices—including mobile phones and tablets. While Dropbox is well known for being easy to use and safe enough to store important files, it comes with a price and limited storage size. The servers your files are stored on don't belong to you and recent events have shown that third parties (that is, government agencies) are sometimes allowed to go through your documents if they can provide valid justification. Parallel to Dropbox and other commercial services, a free open source platform was developed: ownCloud. In this chapter, we will set up ownCloud on your Nginx-powered server, and secure communications with the help of a self-signed certificate.

Getting ownCloud

Before installing ownCloud on your server, you should follow the steps that we covered in the previous section:

  1. Make sure your server runs PHP 5.4 or preferably...