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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

System administration

System administration is the art of combining hardware and software together so that the sum is much more valuable than all of the parts. If you prefer more down-to-earth definitions, system administration is the operations specialist responsible for the technical components of business processes or even more to the point, web servers hosting websites, web applications, and, increasingly, the backend API endpoints. As the industry grew, the difference between software engineering and system administration became more important, and most modern businesses have separate roles for these jobs. There is a reverse trend of the so-called DevOps movement, by the way. DevOps engineers combine the administration (or -ops) skills with software development.

This book is mainly for Nginx administrators who work alongside separate development teams, and it is very natural to want to become better and more valuable at this job. There are several vast fields of knowledge that will...