NGINX Fundamentals: High Performance Servers from Scratch

NGINX Fundamentals: High Performance Servers from Scratch

English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 44KHz 2ch | 39 lectures (3h 55m) | 1.18 GB

Learn to install & configure an NGINX web server from scratch.

Learn to install, configure and tweak NGINX to create secure, high performance web servers from scratch.

Build a strong foundation in NGINX with this practical course suited to both beginners and the more experienced.

  • Learn to customise the NGINX installation
  • Configure NGINX as a web server
  • Install & configure a server-side programming language as an NGINX backend
  • Learn to tweak NGINX for optimal performance
  • Secure NGINX with some security best practises

An invaluable skill for any techie or developer in the web industry

NGINX is the fastest growing and most popular web server for a reason, so understanding it will be an invaluable skill to anyone working in the web industry, specially network admins & web developers.

This course will provide a very practical and concise approach to learning NGINX and will give you a solid base to immediately start creating secure, high performance web servers.

With 39 concise and practical lectures, this course aims to teach a solid foundational understanding of NGINX and is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of networking and the linux command line interface.

The course starts by looking at the differences between NGINX and Apache for those with Apache experience and then explains the different ways of installing NGINX, customising your install, and configuring NGINX as a service.

The installation section also covers updating NGINX without downtime and adding/removing modules.

The bulk of the course is then focussed on configuring NGINX as a web server, including connecting it to a PHP backend and configuring some of NGINX’s best features, such as Gzipping and GeoIP.

The final section will go over securing the server and the user via SSL and other security best practices.

Upon completion of this course you will have the practical skills to immediately start building secure, high performance web servers or improve and better understand existing hosting solutions you might work with.

This course is to the point and everything is demonstrated in the most simple, yet practical ways.

We do not focus on the theory, but get straight to installing, configuring and learning!

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to create custom Nginx web servers
  • Customise your Nginx install
  • Secure & optimise your server
  • Add an invaluable skill to your resume
  • Verifiable certificate of completion
Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 About NGINX
3 NGINX vs Apache

4 Server Overview
5 Installing with a Package Manager
6 Building Nginx from Source & Adding Modules
7 Adding an NGINX Service
8 Nginx for Windows

9 Understanding Configuration Terms
10 Creating a Virtual Host
11 Location blocks
12 Variables
13 Rewrites & Redirects
14 Try Files & Named Locations
15 Logging
16 Inheritance & Directive types
17 PHP Processing
18 Worker Processes
19 Buffers & Timeouts
20 Adding Dynamic Modules

21 Headers & Expires
22 Compressed Responses with gzip
23 FastCGI Cache
24 HTTP2
25 Server Push

27 Rate Limiting
28 Basic Auth
29 Hardening Nginx
30 Let’s Encrypt – SSL Certificates

Reverse Proxy & Load Balancing
31 Prerequisites
32 Reverse Proxy
33 Load Balancer
34 Load Balancer Options
35 Documentation & Resources

36 Bonus Lecture Feedback & Course Coupons

37 Adding an NGINX Init Service
38 GeoIP
39 Video streaming