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NGiNX Traffic Split

NGiNX traffic split or traffic distribution can be very handy in various user cases, for example this can be used to improve security for our websites or web applications. In this particular tutorial we will show you how to make use of this great feature that comes with NGiNX by implementing a simple solution for traffic distribution in order to protect our backend web applications or maybe a websites by simply using two individual backend upstreams. Same traffic management principle using NGiNX, explained below, can be used for various other backend services and solutions within various stacks. Table of contents […]

Category: Security | Published: 03/07/2019 | Updated: 12/08/2019

NGiNX Reverse Proxy Caching Setup

NGiNX reverse proxy caching can boost your website or web application loading speed when enabled and properly configured. We all know that NGiNX, at least for now, is one of the best software mainly used for web servers but NGiNX has more amazing capabilities, can be easily used as Reverse Proxy and even as Load Balancer within any stack, can be used in many other cases but these are the common scenarios. In this very short tutorial we will be focusing on its caching capability, more precisely caching with NGiNX when used as Reverse Proxy for backend web servers. Table […]

Category: General | Published: 03/06/2019 | Updated: 07/08/2019

Secure NGiNX with Let’s Encrypt SSL on CentOS 7

Just another tutorial from Tufora where we will be showing you how to secure NGiNX with Let’s Encrypt SSL on CentOS 7. As you are well aware NGiNX is a very powerful software that can be used for various applications and workloads being as HTTP server, reverse proxy, load balancer and nowadays even as router for containers, pretty good portfolio we would say. On this tutorial we will be focusing on securing a NGiNX deployment with a SSL certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt (letsencrypt) using certbot utility on a CentOS 7 server. Table of contents Package instalation Generate Diffie–Hellman Exchange […]

Category: Security | Published: 31/05/2019 | Updated: 19/07/2019

Install latest NGiNX on CentOS 7

In this short tutorial we will learn how to install latest NGiNX version on CentOS 7. In an era of containers and all fancy technologies we have to admit that from time to time we need to look and even go back to the basics and install ourselves, manually services like NGiNX for example. NGiNX is a great web server software being able to perform very well as reverse proxy, load balancer and even as ingress router for container technologies. Indeed the free version of NGiNX may not have all capabilities as the commercial one but still plenty of nice […]

Category: General | Published: 14/05/2019 | Updated: 30/05/2019

Remove .php extension with NGiNX

Removing .php or .html extension from your website URL when using NGiNX can be quite frustrating, luckily there is a quick and simple solution that we can use in order to fix this and no, it is not called .htaccess as you used to do it when using Apache as web server. It is a nice and elegant solution where you can manage this straight from your .conf file. In this short tutorial we will guide you step by step how to remove .php and .html extension from your URL when using NGiNX, this is a pretty good solution to […]

Category: General | Published: 09/04/2019 | Updated: 23/04/2019

NGiNX SSL Setup and 301 Redirects

NGiNX SSL setup and 301 redirects, this is how is called our next tutorial where we will explain in just a few easy steps how to setup a SSL certificate on NGiNX and also how to force client browser to use HTTPS by managing all necessary 301 redirects served from HTTP protocol on port 80 to HTTPS protocol on port 443. The journey from a non-secured domain to a secured one is quite easy to implement with NGiNX and also very easy to maintain and renew in the future. This solution was tested using a CentOS 7 server but it […]

Category: General | Published: 06/04/2019 | Updated: 02/06/2019


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