NGINX is one of the most common free, open source web servers. Its performance-oriented architecture and small footprint makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic websites.
NGINX offers great performance and optimal resource utilization to its administrators. This practical guide walks you through how to tune one of the leading free open source web servers to attain optimal performance for high-traffic sites. It also explores ways to improve network utilization for high loads.
The tour starts with an overview of the NGINX architecture. You will build and configure NGINX for optimal utilization of the hardware available. The book demonstrates various practices to improve last mile content delivery by using timeouts, caching, and compression. You'll also discover various free open source tools to test and benchmark web server performance, allowing you to verify NGINX performance at every step.
I run a good amount of NGINX servers, and I have read "Mastering NGINX" to assist me in managing my servers. This book rounds off the edges so that you can take your NGINX proficiency and performance to a new level.
This book can be used as a comprehensive reference for every aspect of NGINX, and the bits of Linux involved, that you might need to tune to achieve maximum performance. It also finishes off with a good guide to extending NGINX with Lua, just in case benchmarking and tuning with the tools available is not specific enough to your commercial needs.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend