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Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition by Clement Nedelcu

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Chapter 7. From Apache to Nginx

Every experienced system administrator will tell you the same story. When your web infrastructure works fine and client requests are served at a good speed, the last thing you want to do is modify the architecture that you have spent days, weeks, or even months putting together. In reality, as your website grows more popular, problems pertaining to scalability tend to occur inevitably (and the said problems are not as documented as mainstream ones), regardless of the effort you originally involved in your initial server configuration. Eventually you have to start looking for solutions. In that extent, there are multiple reasons why you would want to completely adopt Nginx at the expense of your previous web server ...

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