Free nginx eBook - nginx Documentation



nginx is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running since 2004 on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Yandex, Mail.Ru, VKontakte, and Rambler. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 7.84% busiest sites in October 2011. Here are some of success stories: FastMail.FM, Wordpress.com.

The sources are licensed under 2-clause BSD-like license.

Basic HTTP features

Other HTTP features

Mail proxy server features

Architecture and scalability

Tested OS and platforms

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