Linux Distributions : Nginx : Configuration Basics

Nginx is a light weight high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

This guide describes how to start and stop Nginx, and reload its configuration, explains the structure of the configuration file and describes how to set up Nginx to serve out static content and how to configure Nginx as a proxy server.

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