Nginx HTTP Server, 2nd Edition
By Clement Nedelcu
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2013
Pages: 318

In Detail

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 free, open source solution will either come as a full replacement of other software such as Apache, or stand in front of your existing infrastructure to improve its overall speed.

"Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition" provides a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in different ways that correspond to actual production situations: as a standalone server, as a reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI and more. In addition, the complete directive reference will be your best friend at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes.

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 to get it to do exactly what you need, in a fast and secure way. For more experienced administrators, this book provides different angles of approach 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.

This book takes you through the setup and configuration of Nginx by detailing every step of the way, from downloading to configuring your server in a selection of common architectures.

Approach

This tutorial book includes detailed instructions for each of the processes it describes: downloading and installing the application, configuring and using modules, and much more. It provides a step-by-step tutorial to replace your existing web server with Nginx. With commented configuration sections and in-depth module descriptions, you will be able to make the most of the performance potential offered by Nginx.

Who this book is for

By covering both early setup stages and advanced topics this book will suit web administrators interested in solutions to optimize their infrastructure, whether they are looking into replacing existing web server software or integrating a new tool cooperating with applications already up and running. If you, your visitors and your operating system have been disappointed by Apache, this book is exactly what you need.

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Recommended for anyone moving to Nginx

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Pros

  • Beginners Proof
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Some Topics To Small

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Comments about oreilly Nginx HTTP Server, 2nd Edition:

I have been using Nginx for some years now and I recently decided to buy this book just to go through the basics once more.

I have to say this book is very good written with great examples and good explained although I wished that some chapters where slightly larger with more example I still think this book with the official Nginx wiki together provides a great amount of knowledge.

I recommend this book for anyone just to get the basic and to learn how to setup things correctly.

Great product!

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