Chapter 4. Module Configuration

The true richness of Nginx lies within its modules. The entire application is built on a modular system, and each module can be enabled or disabled at compile time. Some bring up simple functionality such as the Autoindex module that generates a listing of the files in a directory. Some will transform your perception of a web server (such as the Rewrite module). Developers are also invited to create their own modules. A quick overview of the third-party module system can be found at the end of this chapter.

This chapter covers:

  • The Rewrite module, which does more than just rewriting URIs
  • The SSI module, a server-side scripting language
  • Additional modules enabled in the default Nginx build
  • Optional modules that must be ...

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