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Getting Started with NGINX

by Wes Higbee

This course will teach you how to use NGINX to serve files, proxy traffic, load balance, cache, secure, manipulate, and optimize web traffic.

What you'll learn

NGINX is the swiss army knife of web protocols. In this course, Getting Started with NGINX, you'll learn how NGINX provides a consistent interface for connecting services and exposing applications to the world. First, you'll discover how to use NGINX as a web server. Next, you'll explore how NGINX can proxy requests and load balance traffic for scalability, including, how to transparently inject caching, buffering, and HTTPS termination. Finally, you'll learn how NGINX can rewrite requests and responses. When you're finished with this course, you'll know how to transparently inject NGINX into all sorts of pathways to consistently and reliably connect applications.

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About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers. Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... more

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