Chapter 1, Downloading and Installing Nginx, will guide you through the early setup stages of downloading and configuring your own build of the program.
Chapter 2, Basic Nginx Configuration, covers the essential aspects of the Nginx configuration structure and syntax.
Chapter 3, HTTP Configuration, takes you through the configuration of the HTTP server components enabling you to serve a first simple static site.
Chapter 4, Module Configuration, provides an in-depth explanation of the large variety of modules available with the standard Nginx package.
Chapter 5, PHP and Python with Nginx, is a comprehensive guide to setting up backend programs for serving dynamic content through Nginx.
Chapter 6, Nginx as an Application Server, describes how Nginx fits into the modern web of microservices and complex SaaS applications.
Chapter 7, Apache and Nginx Together, describes how both server applications can cooperate on the same architecture to improve existing websites and services.
Chapter 8, From Apache to Nginx, provides key information toward fully switching your server or web infrastructure from Apache to Nginx.
Chapter 9, Introduction to Load Balancing and Optimization, provides useful leads for server administrators that manage sites under heavy load.
Chapter 10, Case Studies, offers a practical approach to several real-life examples that include some of the most common tasks performed with Nginx.
Chapter 11, Troubleshooting, covers the most common issues encountered while setting up Nginx or during production stages.