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Nginx: From Beginner to Pro by Rahul Soni

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© Rahul Soni 2016

Rahul Soni, Nginx, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1656-9_4

4. Nginx Modules

Rahul Soni

(1)Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Modules are those little pieces of code that give a specific feature or functionality in Nginx. It is because of these modules that you can identify if Nginx is behaving as a web server, reverse proxy server, or a load balancing server. Hence, it is important to understand what modules are and how they formulate the Nginx HTTP request processing structure.

What Are Modules?

The Oxford dictionary defines a module as “any of a number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built up or into which a complex activity may be analyzed.” In simpler words, you can say a module is an independent piece of code that ...

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