Tag: Dropbox

Optimizing Web Servers for High Throughput and Low Latency

This post is adapted from a presentation at nginx.conf 2017 by Alexey Ivanov of Dropbox. You can view the complete presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents   Introduction 1:45 Disclaimers 3:13 Hardware 4:30 Kernel 7:20 Network Cards 11:40 Network Stack 14:45 Sysctl Tuning Do’s and Don’ts 16:10 Libraries 18:13 TLS 20:42 NGINX 22:30 Buffering 24:41 TLS with…

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HTTP/2 Now Fully Supported in NGINX Plus

Earlier this week we released NGINX Plus Release 7 (R7) with support for HTTP/2. As the latest standard for the HTTP protocol, HTTP/2 is designed to bring increased performance and security to modern web applications. The HTTP/2 implementation in NGINX Plus works seamlessly with existing sites and applications. Minimal changes are required, as NGINX Plus delivers HTTP/1.x and HTTP/2 traffic in…

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