Nginx HTTP Server by Clement Nedelcu

By Clement Nedelcu

Make the main of your infrastructure and serve pages quicker than ever with Nginx


  • Complete configuration directive and module reference
  • Discover attainable interactions among Nginx and Apache to get the easiest of either worlds
  • Learn to configure your servers and digital hosts efficiently
  • A step by step advisor to switching from Apache to Nginx

In Detail

Nginx is a light-weight HTTP server designed for high-traffic web pages, with community scalability because the basic goal. With the appearance of excessive velocity web entry, brief loading instances and speedy move premiums became a need. This loose, open resource resolution will both come as a whole alternative of different software program resembling Apache, or stand in entrance of your latest infrastructure to enhance its total speed.

"Nginx HTTP Server - moment variation" offers a close advisor to developing Nginx in numerous ways in which correspond to real construction occasions: as a standalone server, as a opposite proxy, interacting with purposes through FastCGI and extra. furthermore, the whole directive reference should be your ally in any respect phases of the configuration and upkeep processes.

This e-book is the proper better half for either Nginx novices and skilled directors. For novices, it's going to take you thru the full technique of constructing this light-weight HTTP server in your approach and configuring its a number of modules to get it to just do what you would like, in a quick and safe approach. For more matured directors, this ebook presents diversified angles of procedure which can assist you utilize your present infrastructure. Nginx could be hired in lots of events, even if you're looking to build a wholly new web-serving structure or just are looking to combine a good software to optimize your website loading speeds.

This publication takes you thru the setup and configuration of Nginx via detailing each step of ways, from downloading to configuring your server in a variety of universal architectures.

What you'll research from this book

  • Download and construct Nginx from resource besides its dependencies
  • The fundamentals of Nginx configuration: syntax, constitution, semantics
  • Create digital host configurations effortlessly
  • Discover all first-party modules and the way to allow, configure and use them
  • Establish complicated rewrite ideas with the Nginx Rewrite module
  • Set up Nginx to paintings with personal home page, Python and extra through FastCGI
  • Configure Nginx to paintings as a frontend to your present HTTP server
  • Learn the best way to port your Apache rewrite principles via 3 useful examples
  • Troubleshoot if whatever is going unsuitable with the server


This educational ebook contains certain directions for every of the tactics it describes: downloading and fitting the applying, configuring and utilizing modules, and lots more and plenty extra. It presents a step by step educational to interchange your current internet server with Nginx. With commented configuration sections and in-depth module descriptions, it is possible for you to to utilize the functionality power provided through Nginx.

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With-pcre=… Allows you to specify the path of the PCRE library source code. --with-pcre-opt=… Additional options for building the PCRE library. --with-pcre-jit=… Build PCRE with JIT compilation support. MD5 options --with-md5=… Specifies the path to the MD5 library sources. --with-md5-opt=… Additional options for building the MD5 library. --with-md5-asm Uses assembler sources for the MD5 library. SHA1 options --with-sha1=… Specifies the path to the SHA1 library sources. --with-sha1-opt=… Additional options for building the SHA1 library.

If you use another version, run the configure --help command to list the available switches for your setup. Using a switch typically consists of appending some text to the command line. /configure --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx. conf [ 16 ] Chapter 1 Here is an exhaustive list of the configuration switches for configuring paths: Switch --prefix=… Usage Default Value The base folder in which Nginx will be installed. /usr/local/nginx. Note: If you configure other switches using relative paths, they will connect to the base folder.

All modules enabled The next situation: the entire package. /configure --user=www-data --group=www-data --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_xslt_ module --with-http_image_filter_module --with-http_geoip_module --withhttp_sub_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_flv_module --withhttp_mp4_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_random_index_ module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_perl_module --with-http_degradation_module This configuration opens up a wide range of possible configuration options.

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