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In this Ebook you will learn:

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    How NGINX Unit differs from other application servers

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    How to install NGINX Unit using source code, OS-vendor package managers, or third-party repositories

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    About user permission management, Linux namespace isolation, and API security

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    How to serve applications with an NGINX proxy or load balancer

About the Ebook

Alongside its popular web server, NGINX provides a dynamic application server that supports a RESTful JSON API. The open source NGINX Unit server deploys configuration changes without service disruptions and runs apps built with multiple languages and frameworks. This updated cookbook shows developers, DevOps personnel, network admins, and cloud infrastructure pros how to quickly get started with NGINX Unit.

Hands-on recipes demonstrate NGINX Unit’s new approach and show you how to deploy and configure this server for different applications. You’ll learn how to run applications written in different languages on the same server, how to use NGINX Unit as the foundation for your service mesh, and how its RESTful API simplifies configuration.

About the Authors

Derek DeJonghe

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Derek DeJonghe

Director of Architecture RightBrain Networks

Derek DeJonghe has had a lifelong passion for technology. His in‑depth background and experience in web development, system administration, and networking give him a well‑rounded understanding of modern web architecture. Leading a team of cloud architects and solution engineers, to producing self‑healing, auto‑scaling infrastructure for numerous different applications, Derek specializes in cloud migrations and operations of all sizes. While designing, building, and maintaining highly available applications for clients, Derek often engages in an embedded consulting role for larger organizations as they embark on their journey to the cloud. Derek and his team are on the forefront of a technology tidal wave and are engineering cloud best practices every day. With a proven track record for resilient cloud architecture, Derek helps RightBrainNetworks be one of the strongest cloud consulting agencies and managed service providers in partnership with AWS today.

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