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* [http://kbeezie.com/view/securing-nginx-php/2/ Securing nginx and PHP]
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* [http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/151853 History of nginx]
* [http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/151853 History of nginx]
* [http://articles.slicehost.com/2010/8/27/customizing-nginx-web-logs Customizing nginx web logs]

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nginx is thorny

I've been using Nginx for a few years now and plan to do so for many more, but it wasn't an easy setup to get used to. In fact, I'm still getting bit by the differences between it and Apache, which I have much more experience with. The one difference that stands out the most to me is the location blocks.

For the most part, Apache directives are matched in a top down manner with later directives overwriting earlier ones if duplicated. Nginx directives on the other hand seem to operate a little differently. One such example is that with Apache, directives in the configuration files are case-insensitive [1], but with nginx, directives are case-sensitive.

Pay close attention to what version of nginx a book or web resource is based on as behavior may change between releases [2]

Additional Info




nginx versions covered (Jun 2010)
Stable Dev Legacy
0.7.66 0.8.40 0.5.38, 0.6.39