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Pragyan Tripathi
Pragyan Tripathi

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8 expert tips for mastering Nginx

35% of websites around the globe use Nginx as their web server. 8 expert tips for mastering Nginx:

1. High performance:

NGINX is known for its high performance and ability to handle large amounts of traffic. Here's an example configuration to configure Nginx for high performance:

2. Reverse proxy support:

NGINX can act as a reverse proxy, allowing it to distribute incoming requests to multiple servers. Here's how to configure Nginx as reverse proxy:

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3. Caching:

NGINX has excellent support for caching, which can improve the performance of your website or application. Here's how to enable caching in Nginx.

4. HTTP/2 support:

NGINX supports HTTP/2, which allows for faster and more efficient communication between the server and client. Here's how to enable HTTP/2 in Nginx:

5. Load balancing:

NGINX can act as a load balancer, distributing incoming requests evenly across multiple servers. Here's an example configuration to use Nginx as a loadbalancer:

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6. SSL/TLS termination:

NGINX can terminate SSL/TLS connections, allowing it to handle encryption and decryption of traffic. Here's an example configuration to use nginx for TLS termination

7. HTTP/3 support:

NGINX supports the new HTTP/3 protocol, which provides even faster and more efficient communication.

8. Dynamic modules:

NGINX supports dynamic modules, allowing developers to easily extend its functionality. Here's an example of how to load a dynamic module in nginx configuration.

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Nginx's simplicity, performance and scalability make it an ideal candidate for a variety of applications. Whether you are new to DevOps or an experienced professional, learning how to use NGINX can help you take your career to the next level. I hope this post helps you with that.

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