Linux Tutorials on the topic “nginx”
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: nginx, server, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jul 22, 2021
Grav is a free, open-source, and flat-file CMS that does not require any database. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Grav CMS with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04 server.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: linux, nginx, web server • Comments: 1 • Published: Jul 13, 2021
WordPress is a free, open-source, and the world's most popular CMS. In this guide, we will show you how to install WordPress with Apache and Let's Encrypt SSL on AlmaLinux 8.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: nginx, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jul 12, 2021
MediaWiki is an open-source wiki software written in PHP. It allows you to create your own self-hosted wiki website on the server. In this post, we will show you how to install MediaWiki with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: nginx, server, ubuntu • Comments: 2 • Published: Jul 06, 2021
Gitea is an open-source and self-hosted version control system written in Go. It is simple, lightweight, and can be installed on low-powered systems. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gitea Git service with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04.
Author: Thom Pol • Tags: apache, control panels, debian, dns, email, ftp, ispconfig, linux, mysql, nginx, postfix, server, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 26 • Updated: Jul 01, 2021
This tutorial shows you how to easily set up a web, email and DNS server with ISPConfig 3 using the ISPConfig auto-installation script.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: linux, nginx, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Jun 28, 2021
Shlink is an open-source and self-hosted URL shortener written in PHP. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Shlink on Ubuntu 20.04.
What is Ingress Controller and how to deploy Nginx Ingress Controller in Kubernetes Cluster on AWS using HelmAuthor: Rahul Shivalkar • Tags: cloud, linux, nginx, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: May 05, 2021
Ingress is a Kubernetes object that manages external access to the services in the Kubernetes Cluster. In this article, we will see the installation of the Nginx Ingress Controller using Helm on the Kubernetes Cluster set up using Kops.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: centos, linux, nginx • Comments: 1 • Published: Apr 30, 2021
Nginx is a free, open-source and one of the most popular webserver around the world. It can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTP cache. In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up a highly available Nginx web server with KeepAlived on CentOS 8.
Author: Hitesh Jethva • Tags: linux, nginx, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 1 • Published: Apr 29, 2021
Ghost is a free, open-source and lightweight blogging platform built on Node.js. This tutorial will explain how to install the Ghost with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04.
Author: Navjot Singh • Tags: linux, nginx, ubuntu, web server • Comments: 0 • Published: Apr 28, 2021
Pleroma is an open-source federated social networking platform, compatible with Mastodon and other ActivityPub platforms. This guide will show you how to create your own Pleroma instance by installing it on an Ubuntu 20.04 based server.
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.