The Internet is an open medium where it is easy and cheap to use someone else's resources. The low cost of usage makes systems vulnerable to intended and unintended abuses and resource usage spikes. The modern Internet is full of dangers such as bots, abusive crawlers, denial of service, and distributed denial of service attacks.
This is where Nginx comes in handy, with a range of features for inbound and outbound traffic management that allows you to stay in control of the quality of your web service.
In this chapter, you will learn: