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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 <code>location</code> blocks.
 
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 <code>location</code> 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.
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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, but with nginx, directives are case-sensitive.
  
 
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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, but with nginx, directives are case-sensitive.

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Pay close attention to what version of nginx a book or web resource is based on as behavior may change between releases [1]



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