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Nginx Troubleshooting

By : Alexey Kapranov
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Nginx Troubleshooting

By: Alexey Kapranov

Overview of this book

Nginx is clearly winning the race to be the dominant software to power modern websites. It is fast and open source, maintained with passion by a brilliant team. This book will help you maintain your Nginx instances in a healthy and predictable state. It will lead you through all the types of problems you might encounter as a web administrator, with a special focus on performance and migration from older software. You will learn how to write good configuration files and will get good insights into Nginx logs. It will provide you solutions to problems such as missing or broken functionality and also show you how to tackle performance issues with the Nginx server. A special chapter is devoted to the art of prevention, that is, monitoring and alerting services you may use to detect problems before they manifest themselves on a big scale. The books ends with a reference to error and warning messages Nginx could emit to help you during incident investigations.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Nginx Troubleshooting
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Rare Nginx Error Messages

Chapter 7. Going Forward with Nginx

In the modern, interconnected constantly changing world, nothing ends with the last pages of a book, including this one. By the time you read this, some of the new features mentioned will have become wildly popular, and some may start their way to being obsolete. Nginx as open source software with a highly devoted team of developers, vibrant community, and a huge growing install base will have hundreds of changes committed and tested. You may wonder whether there is a sure way to keep up with it. Is it needed at all? While the current fashion moves in the direction of mobile-first, cloud-connected, intelligent Internet of things, the underlying protocols and principles remain. HTTP has long moved beyond anything imagined by its inventors, and it is living through a new circle of evolution with the rapid adoption of HTTP/2 after a long and somewhat controversial period of testing in the form of SPDY. Nginx was, and is, there on the frontlines. There is...