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Monitoring NGINX with NGINX Amplify for Improved App Performance and Reliability

This post is adapted from a webinar by Faisal Memon and Nick Shadrin. This post covers the first part of the webinar, an overview of the features and capabilities of NGINX Amplify. To see the second part, a live demo, watch the complete webinar on demand (the demo begins at 13:20). Also check out the many other posts…

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Using DNS for Service Discovery with NGINX and NGINX Plus

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer to the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration module mentioned in the original version of the post.] One of the great advantages of a microservices architecture is how quickly and easily you can scale service instances. With multiple service instances you need…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Load Balancing and Monitoring

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer to the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration module mentioned in the original version of the post.[ Introduction: Using Multiple Servers Part 1 of this two‑part blog series tells you how to maximize Python application server performance with a single‑server implementation and how…

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Introducing Full Emoji Support in NGINX and NGINX Plus Configuration 😂

Here at NGINX we strive to support the latest technologies, development best practices, and DevOps principles. It is well known that the use of emoji has grown significantly in the last several years. Most Internet users utilize them in place of standard emoticons and many individuals can now have full, meaningful conversations without using any…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with Python Python is famous for being easy and fun to use, for making software development easier, and for runtime performance that is said to exceed other scripted languages. (Though the latest version of PHP, PHP 7, may give Python a run for its money.) Everyone wants their website and application…

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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and NGINX

Netcraft recently published a study of the SSL/TLS sites they monitor, and observed that only 5% of them correctly implement HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This article describes how to configure NGINX and NGINX Plus to implement an HSTS policy. What is HSTS? HTTPS (HTTP encrypted with SSL or TLS) is an essential part of the…

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NGINX and Netflix Contribute New sendfile(2) to FreeBSD

Open source is the driving force for more and more innovation in technology and business, and open source is the new standard for application development, as described in our blog post, The Three Waves of Open Source Development. NGINX is one of the most significant open source projects, powering nearly half of the world’s busiest…

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NGINX vs. Apache: Our View of a Decade-Old Question

The Apache HTTP server and NGINX are the two most popular open source web servers powering the Internet today. When Igor Sysoev began working on NGINX over 10 years ago, no one expected that the project he created for the purpose of accelerating a large Apache‑based service would grow to have the influence it has now. Apache…

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