Installing Nginx

This recipe describes the steps required to install a basic Nginx installation.

Nginx (pronounce as engine-x) is a free, open source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Igor Sysoev started development of Nginx in 2002, with the first public release in 2004. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

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You can find the wiki site for the Nginx community at http://wiki.nginx.org/Main.

Placing an Nginx server in front of your Jenkins server has a number of advantages:

  • Easy configuration: The syntax is straightforward. Configuring the basic details of a new server requires only a few lines of easily readable ...

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