Web service and reverse proxy with the speedy nginx

Conclusion

Adding nginx as a caching reverse proxy to an existing httpd setup can significantly increase the performance of your existing infrastructure. Additionally, using some of the more advanced features in nginx will give you greater flexibility and might allow you to accomplish tasks that weren't feasible with your previous setup. I suggest you read the online documentation (Figure 1) and familiarize yourself with nginx before deploying it in a production environment.

Figure 1: In addition to configuration examples and resource links, the Nginx community provides a a mailing list, forum, and IRC channel.

The Author

Jeremy Garcia is the founder and admin of LinuxQuestions.org, which uses nginx to reverse proxy all of its content and is one of the largest Linux communities on the web. He has been using Linux for more than 10 years and is an ardent but realistic Open Source evangelist.

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