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Mastering NGINX by Dimitri Aivaliotis

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Finding and installing third-party modules

As with many open source projects, there is an active developer community surrounding NGINX. Thanks to NGINX's modular nature, this community is able to develop and publish modules to provide additional functionality. They cover a wide range of applications, so it pays to take a look at what is available before embarking on developing your own module.

The procedure for installing a third-party module is fairly straightforward:

  1. Locate the module you would like to use (either search on https://github.com or see http://wiki.nginx.org/3rdPartyModules).
  2. Download the module.
  3. Unpack the source.
  4. Read the README file, if included. See if there are any dependencies that you will need to install.
  5. Configure NGINX to ...

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