Linux Tutorials on the topic “nginx”
How to Install Plex Media Server on Debian 11Author: t.michael • Tags: debian, linux, nginx, server • Comments: 0 • Published: Feb 23, 2023
Plex Media Server is a digital media player that can host multiple online content channels from non-local sources. This tutorial shows you how to install Plex Media server on Debian 11.
How to Install Nginx with Brotli Compression on Ubuntu 20.04Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: linux, nginx, ubuntu • Comments: 0 • Published: Feb 20, 2023
Brotli is an open-source compression algorithm created by Google. It can be used as an alternative to Gzip, Zopfli, and Deflate. This tutorial will show you how to install Brotli with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04 server.
How to Install BookStack with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04Author: Navjot Singh • Tags: linux, nginx, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 4 • Published: Feb 17, 2023
BookStack is a self-hosted, open-source, easy-to-use platform for organizing and storing information. This tutorial will teach you how to install BookStack on a Ubuntu 20.04-based server.
Getting Started with WordPress WP-CLI and Nginx on Ubuntu 22.04Author: Muhammad Arul • Tags: linux, mysql, nginx, php, shell, ubuntu • Comments: 2 • Updated: Feb 16, 2023
WP-CLI is a tool to provide a command line interface to install and manage a WordPress site. This tutorial explains the installation of Wordpress on a LEMP (Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP) server with WP-CLI and shows how to install plugins and themes with WP-CLI on the command line.
Perfect Server Automated ISPConfig 3 Installation on Debian 10, Debian 11, Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.04Author: Thom Pol • Tags: apache, control panels, debian, dns, email, ftp, ispconfig, linux, mysql, nginx, postfix, server, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 107 • Updated: Feb 14, 2023
This tutorial shows you how to easily set up a web, email and DNS server with ISPConfig 3 using the ISPConfig auto-installation script.
How to Install Discourse Forum with Nginx on Rocky Linux 9Author: Navjot Singh • Tags: linux, nginx, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jan 30, 2023
Discourse is an open-source community discussion platform built using the Ruby language. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Discourse Forum with the Nginx server on a server running Rocky Linux 9.
How to Install Django Python Framework on Ubuntu 22.04Author: Navjot Singh • Tags: linux, nginx, server, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jan 27, 2023
Django is a python framework used for developing dynamic websites and applications. It follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Django framework on a Ubuntu 22.04 server. You will also create a demo project and test it out.
How to Install Fathom Privacy-Focused Website Analytics on Debian 11Author: Arvid L • Tags: debian, linux, nginx, server, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jan 26, 2023
Fathom is privacy-focused web analytics that delivers clean and concise data about your websites. This tutorial shows you how to install Fathom Privacy-Focused Website Analytics on a Debian 11 server.
How to Set Up a Video Streaming Server using Nginx-RTMP on Ubuntu 22.04Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: linux, nginx, server, ubuntu • Comments: 0 • Published: Jan 13, 2023
RTMP also called "real-time messaging protocol" is a data transmission technology that supports live online video streaming. It is used to transmit video files from an encoder to an online video hosting platform. This tutorial will show you how to set up a video streaming server using Nginx-RTMP on Ubuntu 22.04 server.
How to Install WordPress with Docker ComposeAuthor: Navjot Singh • Tags: linux, nginx, server, ubuntu, virtualization, web server • Comments: 1 • Published: Jan 13, 2023
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. This tutorial will teach you how to install WordPress using Docker/Docker Compose. Using Docker, the process of installing the preferred stack becomes a lot easier. You can use the same configuration to install WordPress quickly on multiple servers. We will also install the phpMyAdmin tool for managing databases along with the Nginx proxy server to serve the site via SSL.
What is Nginx?
Nginx is the second most popular open source (BSD License) web server software after Apache. Being more recent than the latter, it follows a different operation approach that is beneficial in specific cases such as the handling of concurrent requests. Besides its core functionality as a web server, it also boasts some mail proxy server features supporting TLS/SSL, STARTTLS, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. It's HTTP server features include the serving of static and index files, accelerated reverse proxying with caching and automatic load balancing and fault tolerance, modular architecture with the ability to apply filters, name or IP-based virtual servers, keep-alive and pipeline connections support, uninterrupted client servicing during reconfiguration or upgrade, bandwidth throttling, different function execution based on the client address, validation of HTTP referrers, request limiting, MP4 and FLV streaming and syslog logging.
Nginx is a versatile and scalable software that can work on FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OSX and Windows XP or Server 2003. The main difference with Apache is the fact that Nginx is relying in an asynchronous event-driven and non-blocking architecture. Nginx is preferred over Apache for its incomparable speed, as it works twice as fast when serving static content. It is also similarly extensiable as Nginx also supports add-on modules that must be compiled though. Nginx can successfully balance the load even when it is called to handle many thousands of traffic requests per second. This high performance capabilities combined with low RAM capacity requirements, and also the ease of use of its configuration tools has made Nginx the most popular web server (42%) in the top one thousand websites (based on traffic), and the second most widely used web server tool in the whole world of active internet websites (22%).
For those who need to reach utmost levels of performance taking full advantage of their systems, there is also the choice of Nginx Plus (one month free trial) which features more advanced tools for load balancing, content caching, media streaming and performance monitoring and management.
HowtoForge and Nginx
We at HowtoForge love Nginx as it is our web server of choice for our own website as well. That said, HowtoForge is filled with tutorials that show how to install Nginx in various popular Linux distributions, how to configure hosting control panels to manage it, how to compile extra modules to extend its functionality and how to integrate cloud services to it. You will also find helpful guides on how to install CS-Cart on nginx, how to secure yourself from SSL attacks, how to run redmine project management, how to improve its speed and how to install, configure and use various webmail applications on nginx.
Still, if you can't find what you're looking for, don't despair. Visit the helpful HowtoForge forums instead, and ask for the advice of the web administration experts that are hanging out there. There's even a dedicated section named “Server Operation” where people help each other on all things relating to Apache, Samba, MySQL, DNS, Postfix etc.