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Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Caching and Load Balancing

This post is adapted from a webinar hosted on January 20, 2016 by Floyd Smith and Faisal Memon of NGINX, Inc. It is the second of two parts, and is focused on caching and using NGINX as a load balancer. The first part focuses on site architecture and configuring NGINX for Drupal 8. You can also view the complete webinar on…

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Cache Placement Strategies for NGINX and NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] In the previous article in this caching series, we looked at the benefits of microcaching – caching dynamic content for very short periods of time – which sometimes leads to very significant performance improvement. In this article, we’ll consider another aspect of caching, that of cache placement, and we’ll look at strategies for dealing with…

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Smart and Efficient Byte-Range Caching with NGINX & NGINX Plus

When correctly deployed, caching is one of the quickest ways to accelerate web content. Not only does caching place content closer to the end user (thus reducing latency), it also reduces the number of requests to the upstream origin server, resulting in greater capacity and lower bandwidth costs. The availability of globally distributed cloud platforms…

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Scaling Web Applications with NGINX, Part 2: Caching and Monitoring

This post is adapted from a talk given by Matt Williams at nginx.conf 2015, held in San Francisco in September. It is the second of two parts, and focuses on caching and monitoring; the first part focuses on load balancing. You can view the presentation slides and watch the complete talk on the NGINX, Inc. YouTube channel. Table…

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Scaling Web Applications with NGINX, Part 1: Load Balancing

This post is adapted from a talk given by Matt Williams at nginx.conf 2015, held in San Francisco in September. It is the first of two parts, and focuses on load balancing; the second part focuses on NGINX caching and monitoring. You can view the presentation slides and watch the complete talk on the NGINX, Inc. YouTube channel.…

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Mitigating DDoS Attacks with NGINX and NGINX Plus

A Distributed Denial‑of‑Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a service, usually a website, unavailable by bombarding it with so much traffic from multiple machines that the server providing the service is no longer able to function correctly because of resource exhaustion. Typically, the attacker tries to saturate a system with so many connections and…

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Using NGINX Plus and NGINX to Authenticate Application Users with LDAP

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Customers frequently ask us how they can use NGINX Plus and NGINX to secure protected resources or applications by authenticating the users who request them. Today we’re announcing a reference implementation of such an authentication system, and making it available in the NGINX, Inc. repository on GitHub. In this post we describe how the…

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Announcing NGINX Plus R6 with Enhanced Load Balancing, High Availability, and Monitoring Features

We’re really pleased to announce the availability of NGINX Plus Release 6 (R6). This latest release of our application delivery platform gives NGINX Plus users even more to love, including: A new “Least Time” load‑balancing algorithm Full‑featured TCP load balancing High availability and failover between NGINX Plus instances An improved live activity monitoring dashboard Unbuffered upload to support event‑driven…

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