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Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition by Clement Nedelcu

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Preface

It is a well-known fact that the market of web servers has a long-established leader: Apache. According to recent surveys, as of January 2013, over 55 percent of the World Wide Web is served by this eighteen-year old open source application. However, for the past few years, the same reports reveal the rise of a new competitor: Nginx, a lightweight HTTP server originating from Russia (pronounced engine X). There have been many interrogations surrounding this young web server. Why has the blogosphere become so effervescent about it? What is the reason causing so many server administrators to switch to Nginx since the beginning of 2009? Is this tiny piece of software mature enough to run my high-traffic website?

To begin with, Nginx is not ...

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