Articles in category «nginx»

Getting a Perfect SSL Labs Score

Running web servers is both fun and infuriating. We get to do some really neat and fun things, sure. We also have an ever changing battlefield. When we sleep, the other guys are wide awake. Keeping a web server secure is tough.

Just one of the many battles in this ...


Book Review - Nginx Module Extension

I apparently do enough work with Nginx that people keep asking me to review things. In this case, Packt asked me to review another book called "Nginx Module Extension." Well, a decent module development book doesn't exist, so I'm rather excited to dive in!

While Reading

Instead of ...


Blog With Pelican and Nginx

I used to be a big lover of Drupal as a blogging platform. It's incredibly easy and trivial to deploy a new site with it and it comes with everything needed to write a blog. It's also incredibly easy to extend and with little work the whole SEO ...


Bottle + UWSGI + Nginx Quickstart

Nginx is pretty sweet, that's a rather obvious statement from me. There are already many nginx forks and contributions back to the original. I also happen to have quite a spot in my heart for Bottle. In my eyes, it's a framework that pretty much lets you forget ...


Dummies Guide to Setting Up Nginx

Nginx is one of those things that many people want to try but don't. Why? Because it's scary. Well... Nginx itself isn't scary, but all of the poor guides out there make it a nightmare. The first step in making Nginx work for you is to not ...


Simple IP Echo

OK! We all know Nginx is amazing and extremely light. I've been having the need lately to quickly get the IP address of a location. There's "whatismyip.com" but that's an ugly bloat. Look at how much you download to just get a small string of numbers ...


Nginx Book Review

Most anyone reading this already knows me. My name is Michael Lustfield. I'm running the servers of a starting web development company called Kalliki Software. We've been in business for a little while now. When we started we had an Apache Web server with less than one half ...


Securing Websites

Building a secure setup is extremely hard. There's an old saying that's basically "build an idiot-proof system and the world will build a better idiot." That works two ways. If you build a hacker-proof system then you'll find better hackers. Loosely defined use of the term hacker ...


Nginx vs. Apache

warning: no proof reading and some rambling...

I recently made the change to Nginx from Apache. This change came with a severe lack of fun and enjoyment. The whole process was >150 hours. Painstaking. It should be pretty easy to move this to my production server, probably be much much ...