Apache is the top web server, but NGINX continues to gain and Microsoft IIS falls below 10 percent for the first time in decades. NGINX has risen to become the number two web server. It surpassed Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) long ago and has been creeping up on long-time top web server Apache. But, NGINX CEO Gus Roberston said in an interview, Apache and NGINX are not after the same audiences. "I think Apache is a great web server.
In this course I will show you how to quickly and easily master NGINX. NGINX is now considered the most powerful, efficient, and secure web server used to host web applications of all sizes and complexity. It assists over 40% of the world's busiest websites in delivering content more rapidly to its users. It is recognized for its rich feature set, high stability, easy configuration, low resource consumption, and performance. This course will provide a very practical and easy approach to learning NGINX and will give you a strong knowledge to start creating secure, high performance web servers. I do not focus on the theory, but get straight to the point, so you'll learn the best way to master new skills in the shortest amount of time.
Web server and application delivery company NGINX has unveiled a suite of products that will allow teams to build or modernise applications using DevOps tools and includes best practices for cloud, containers, and microservices. Its new NGINX Application Platform combines application delivery tools, an application server and policy-driven monitoring and management, the company said. Until now, these services, where available, have existed as separate, discrete systems. NGINX believes that the new platform will provide a number of benefits including, "added agility, stability, improved governance, and visibility". NGINX Plus - a combined load balancer, content cache and web server.
While setting up this site, I wanted to work on articles and tweak the design before actually launching to the public, so I needed a simple way to keep everybody else out until it was all ready to go. So I used the nginx access control feature to accomplish it. It would have been more secure to setup nginx HTTP Auth instead, and prompt for a username and password, and that would have also allowed me to more easily use my mobile devices to access the site. But if you've ever used HTTP auth you know that it's extremely annoying, especially on mobile, to have to enter your credentials all the time. So instead, I used a simple IP address allow rule for my office IP, and blocked everything else.