Nginx is an open source high-performance web server, which has gained quite some
popularity recently. Due to its modular architecture and small footprint, it has been the default
choice for a lot of smaller Web 2.0 companies to be used as a load-balancing proxy server. It
supports most of the existing backend web protocols such as FCGI, WSGI, and SCGI. This book
is for you if you want to have in-depth knowledge of the Nginx server.
Nginx 1 Web Server Implementation Cookbook covers the whole range of techniques that
would prove useful for you in setting up a very effective web application with the Nginx web
server. It has recipes for lesser-known applications of Nginx like a mail proxy server, streaming
of video files, image resizing on the fly, and much more.
The first chapter of the book covers the basics that would be useful for anyone who is starting
with Nginx. Each recipe is designed to be independent of the others.
The book has recipes based on broad areas such as core, logging, rewrites, security, and
others. We look at ways to optimize your Nginx setup, setting up your WordPress blog, blocking
bots that post spam on your site, setting up monitoring using munin, and much more.
Nginx 1 Web Server Implementation Cookbook makes your entry into the Nginx world easy
with step-by-step recipes for nearly all the tasks necessary to run your own web application.
A practical guide for system administrators and web developers alike to get the best out of the
open source Nginx web server.