Nginx ("engine x") is a lightweight, high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy, TCP stream proxy and mail proxy, released under a BSD-like license.

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Fisheye + Nginx Reverse Proxy

I'm trying to run Fisheye behind a proxy. So far, I've managed to get Jira and Stash to work behind the proxy, but not Fisheye. Here's my config file in Nginx: server { listen 80; server_name ...
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Why is my Nginx location rule not taking precedence?

I have a PHP application (Wordpress) in the root folder of my site, and all requests to the site run through it happily. However, I have a subfolder, _links, which I would like to use to execute ...
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Nginx Execute Multiple Location Blocks

I have the following nginx location block: location ^~ /publish { allow 127.0.0.1; #Allow home allow 99.100.101.102; deny all; } Then this location block to process PHP after: location ~\...
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nginx: Redirect https traffic without subdomain to subdomain (non-www to www)

My current ssl certificate covers the subdomains www.example.com and static.example.com So if a users try to access my site via https://example.com I want to redirect him to https://www.example.com . ...
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Nginx reverse proxy - passthrough basic authenication

I am trying to setup nginx as a reverse rpoxy server in front off several IIS web servers who are authenticating using Basic authentication. (note - this is not the same as nginx providing the auth ...
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Redirect all subdomains to main domain with HTTPS without a wildcard cert (nginx)

I have a domain name with a main site and a few vhosts. I want all sites (main and vhosts) to only be accessible through HTTPS (using HSTS), and I want non-existing subdomains to be redirected to the ...
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Need custom Nginx regex

Following is what I have right now and it works but needs some improvement. I am guessing that I will need to use regex and that is why I need help. What I need is this http://www.example.com/...
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nginx: gzip on server is lost during proxy

Using nginx as a reverse proxy/load balancer in front of iis/.NET application servers. Our servers are configured to gzip response payloads. Works fine. When we stick gzip in front, responses are no ...
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Is it possible to filter/edit web content using Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd?

Is it possible to use any of the following HTTP servers: Apache, Nginx or Lighttpd as a proxy to make the following: Disallow certain HTTP bodies (web pages) based on their content (e. g., words) ...
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nginx open reverse proxy?

Somehow, and I'm not sure how, we have configured an nginx reverse proxy that is acting as an open proxy. The log files tells us the matching requests are going against the following conf file: map $...
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php-fpm invokes oom-killer

I'm seeing an issue where PHP-FPM works perfectly for a few days, and then decides to fill up all the memory + swap and invoke OOM-Killer. After this happens, the server is completely dead and you can'...
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Redirect https://example.com to https://www.example.com

We got a wildcard certificate from Thawte and this isn't valid for https://example.com. So we'd like like to forward all requests from https://example.com to https://www.example.com without getting a ...
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How to setup a reverse proxy using nginx?

I am trying to get hostnames for my docker containers, and since I can only use a reverse proxy for that, I am trying to achieve exactly that with the help of nginx. One docker container is a ...
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Unable to allocate memory for pool, How to fix it

I am hosting a number of websites on my Debian server running on NginX, all of my website's log files shows me an error like this 2011/11/23 10:01:03 [error] 5320#0: *349 FastCGI sent in stderr: "...
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Installing optional Nginx modules with apt-get

I currently have Nginx installed via the instructions on the Nginx site: nginx=stable sudo su - add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx apt-get update apt-get install I have configured Nginx and it ...
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How can I see which flags Nginx was compiled with?

How can I check what modules have been added to an nginx installation?
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connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream

I'm experiencing 502 gateway errors when accessing a PHP file in a directory (http://domain.com/dev/index.php), the logs simply says this: 2011/09/30 23:47:54 [error] 31160#0: *35 connect() failed (...
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Why is Nginx so fast?

How does a site like rambler serve dynamic content so fast? Even faster than Yahoo (which has a server in my country- SE Asia; rambler does not). Is this purely Nginx’s capability? Where should I ...
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nginx + php-fpm - where are my $_GET params?

I have a strange problem here. I just moved from apache + mod_php to nginx + php-fpm. Everything went fine except this one problem. I have a site, let's say example.com. When I access it like example....
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How can I make nginx support @font-face formats and allow access-control-allow-origin?

I've added these rules to mime.types: application/x-font-ttf ttf; font/opentype otf; application/vnd.ms-fontobject eot; font/x-woff ...
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nginx name-based virtual hosts on IPv6

I have an nginx server serving up nearly half a dozen different websites. It's running on a Linode that just got IPv6 native support (Dallas data center), and I'm trying to configure most of my sites ...
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Why is Nginx more popular than lighttpd?

I'd like to use Lighttpd in production for serving Django apps but i see that these days Nginx is more and more popular. Why is that? I'm aware that in the past Lighttpd had memory leaks but isn't ...
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The strange case of Mr. Time To First Byte

I've got a webserver on a Linode 1024 VPS based on Ubuntu 11.10 Nginx 1.0.5 PHP 5.3.6 (with PHP-FPM, APC) Varnish 3.0.2 And a couple of blogs there based on WordPress 3.3.1. One of them is a ...
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Nginx - root versus alias, for serving single files?

After many hours getting nginx to serve single files such as robots.txt (hint: clear your browser cache each time), I wound up with two different ways, one using the alias directive, and one using the ...
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Is the PHP option 'cgi.fix_pathinfo' really dangerous with Nginx + PHP-FPM?

There has been a lot of talking about a security issue relative to the cgi.fix_pathinfo PHP option used with Nginx (usually PHP-FPM, fast CGI). As a result, the default nginx configuration file used ...
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Varnish -> Nginx -> Apache a good idea?

I'm thinking about the architecture for a new Webserver. Would having Varnish as a cache in front of Nginx as a reverse-proxy and serving static files in front of apache for all heavy lifting be a ...
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Nginx vs Apache as reverse proxy, which one to choose

this kind of question maybe has been asked here but I couldn't find any that really match my question. Heard that nginx performance is quite impressive, but Apache has more docs, community(read:expert)...
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An upstream response is buffered to a temporary file

I have a rather large and slow (complex data, complex frontend) web application build in RoR and served by Puma with nginx as reverse proxy. Looking at the nginx error log I see quite a few entries ...
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Which is best for Django? Lighttpd or Nginx? Or maybe something else? [closed]

Which of Lighttpd and Nginx is, basing on your experience, better suited for Django? I've used both and can hardly notice any difference at all, they just work fine... Are there any use cases when one ...
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Understanding the nginx proxy_cache_path directive

Suppose I have this nginx config file proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx levels=1:2 keys_zone=myCache:8m max_size=100m inactive=1h; What does the keys_zone=myCache:8m mean? There's not much said to ...
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Enabling nginx Chunked Transfer Encoding

It looks like nginx 0.8.35 may support chunked transfer encoding: Changes with nginx 0.8.35 01 Apr 2010 *) Change: now the charset filter runs before the ...
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Reply with 200 from Nginx config without serving a file

I have configured Apache to send back a 200 response without serving any file with this configuration line Redirect 200 /hello Can I do this with Nginx? I don't want to serve a file, I just want ...
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Nginx config reload without downtime

I use nginx as a reverse proxy. Whenever I update the config for it using sudo "cp -r #{nginx_config_path}* /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/" sudo "kill -s HUP `cat /var/run/nginx.pid`" I face a brief ...
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Do HTTP reverse proxies typically enable HTTP Keep-Alive on the client side of the proxied connection and not on the server side?

HAProxy has the ability to enable HTTP keep-alive on the client side (client <-> HAProxy) but disable it on the server side (HAProxy <-> server). Some of our clients connect to our web service ...
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OCSP validation - unable to get local issuer certificate

I'm new to setup SSL from the scratch and did my first steps. I bought a SSL cert from RapidSSL for my domain and followed there steps to install the cert. In general the cert is valid and working on ...
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nginx: Log complete request / response with all headers?

We have an application server that sometimes hangs. We suspect it is due to a bad request from a client. Can nginx log the complete request/response (like fiddler captures) to files, so we can see ...
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What are the Differences between HAProxy and Ngnix in reverse proxy mode?

What are the differences between HAProxy and Nginx when it comes to their abilities as a reverse proxy?
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nginx unix domain socket error

I use fedora 17, and when I setup nginx with uwsgi using unix domain socket, when I place the socket in a directory with proper permission it's ok, but when I place the socket in the /tmp it will ...
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Can you rely on Nginx as your only webserver for php/mysql

Can you rely on Nginx to be your only webserver. I know in terms of performance it works well, but how does it do in terms of security. I know Apache is stable and has ModSecurity. This is not the ...
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nginx reverse proxy slows down my throughput by half

I'm currently using nginx to proxy back to gunicorn with 8 workers. I'm using an amazon extra large instance with 4 virtual cores. When I connect to gunicorn directly I get about 10K requests/sec. ...
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My server is still vulnerable to heartbleed even after I update OpenSSL

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have updated the OpenSSL package in order to fix the heartbleed vulnerability. But I am still vulnerable even, even though I have restarted the web server, and even ...
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Setting Nginx to catch all unhandled vhosts

If I already have a bunch of virtualhosts, how can I create a virtual host to handle requests that don't match any of the virtualhosts? (i.e. access by IP, another domain linking to IP, .etc .etc)
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User per virtual host in Nginx

Is it possible in nginx configure different user per virtual host? Something like server { user myprojectuser myprojectgroup; ... }
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nginx url rewriting: difference between break and last

I don't understand the difference between break and last (flags of rewrite). The documentation is rather abstruse. I've tried to switch between the two in some of my configs, but I couldn't spot any ...
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How can I create a location in nginx that works with AND without a trailing slash?

Right now, I have this: location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.*)$ { alias /home/phpmyadmin/$1; } However, if I visit www.mysite.com/phpmyadmin (note the lack of trailing slash), it won't find what I'm ...
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Apache MPMs - Worker vs Prefork

I'm trying to figure out what which is the best Apache MPM I can install on my VPS. I saw some benchmarks and MPM Worker seems to perform better than the Prefork one but for some reason everyone seems ...
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How To limit Nginx Auth_Basic re-tries?

I have protected a web folder with Nginx's Auth_Basic module. The problem is, we can try several passwords until it works (brute force attacks). Is there a way to limit the number of failed re-tries?
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nginx: bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed on Windows [closed]

I've been using nginx without any problem on windows for the last few months. Today when I tried to start it up, I got this error: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (10013: An attempt was ...
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How to write a DRY, modular nginx conf (reverse proxy) with named locations

I'm using nginx mostly as a reverse cachining proxy in front of several gunicon/mod_wsgi applications and of course to server static files. I find that quickly my nginx confs become impossible to ...
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How do I change the NGINX user?

I have a PHP script that creates a directory and outputs an image to the directory. This was working just fine under Apache but we recently decided to switch to NGINX to make more use of our limited ...