Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Announcing the Free NGINX Cookbook Series

We’re excited to be releasing the first of our three‑part NGINX cookbook series for free download today, created in partnership with O’Reilly Media. We hope this series of ebooks will help new users to get up and running quickly and current users to get the most out of their deployments of NGINX and our commercially supported product, NGINX Plus. The ebooks are being authored by Derek DeJonghe, who has over three years of experience using NGINX in web‑scale production environments, in collaboration with the core NGINX engineering team.

This first ebook includes ten comprehensive chapters covering the most common use cases of NGINX and NGINX Plus. Topics such as HTTP/TCP/UDP load balancing, content caching, and high availability are covered in thorough detail, backed with syntax‑highlighted code samples and detailed descriptions.

Over the next few months we will be releasing Parts 2 and 3, also for free. Part 2 will explain how to improve the security of your websites and apps using NGINX and NGINX Plus, addressing topics such as access controls, request limiting, and JWT validation. Part 3 will cover operational issues such as debugging, troubleshooting, and environment‑specific deployments.

We hope that this series of ebooks will be a helpful guide on your journey towards building great applications. We are thrilled to release this first part to you today, and look forward to making the next two parts available soon.

Click here to download Part 1 of the NGINX Cookbook for free

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