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Using NGINX as a Reverse Proxy for an Application and Blog

NGINX is useful beyond simply serving static content and works wonderfully as a reverse proxy in front of other backend services. In this activity, the student will set up NGINX as a reverse proxy for a simple web application and a WordPress blog. Being able to configure NGINX for use with a variety of application types allows you to use the right tool for the job (WordPress for blogging in this case) and provide a lot of business value.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Serve WordPress Content for

    The student is asked to route traffic from to the locally installed WordPress application. PHP-FPM is listening on the socket at /var/run/php-fpm.sock and is the recommended FastCGI proxy destination.

  2. Challenge

    Proxy Requests to Web Application for

    Requests for should all be routed to the web application listening on port 8000.

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