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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.


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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References

  1. In versions from 0.7.1 to 0.8.41, if a request matched the prefix location without the "=" and "^~" prefixes, the search also terminated and regular expressions were not checked.


Additional Info


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Books

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