Chapter 4. Optimizing Website Performance

One of the most popular reasons to migrate to Nginx is striving for better performance. Over the years, Nginx has acquired a certain reputation of being a silver bullet, a speed beast. Sometimes, this reputation may harm the project, but it is definitely earned. In many situations, that is exactly what happens: you add Nginx to a website setup as if it is a concoction ingredient and the website magically becomes faster. We will not explain the basics of how to set up Nginx because you probably know it all pretty well. In this chapter, we are going to delve a little into why this happens and what are the less-known options that will help you squeeze more out of your website.

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