Nginx is an open source web server that can also be used as a proxy server, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. Nginx is one of the most used web servers and stands out for its good performance and limited memory usage. Nginx is available for various operating systems including Linux and Windows.
The Nginx Administration course deals with the management of the Nginx web server. In the first place the modular architecture of Nginx is discussed and how other modules can be activated in addition to the base modules. The various installation options of Nginx are treated as well.
Next the configuration of Nginx is explained with the various configuration directives and configuration files. Attention is paid to the configuration of logging, virtual hosting, setting up error pages and the configuration of routing and URL rewriting.
The course also explains how to configure Nginx as a reverse proxy, where the reverse proxy forwards the original client request to the correct backend server. Redirects and Web Socket connections are also treated. And also the monitoring of Nginx is discussed.
Another topic in the course is how a cluster with different Nginx instances can be configured and how traffic can be forwarded to underlying Nginx applications by means of load balancing.
Nginx has many options for caching with which major performance improvements can be realized. The various caching configurations are discussed with scalable content caching, caching zones, caching hash key and Vary header.
Finally the course ends with a discussion of the security configuration in Nginx. Access control with Basic Authentication and JSON Web Tokens, encryption and the use of ModSecurity are treated.
The course Nginx Administration is intended for system administrators and web developers who need to manage and configure the Nginx server and install applications on it.
Participants must have basic computer skills, such as surfing the web and approaching the file system. Knowledge of web applications and other web servers is beneficial for a good understanding.
The theory is treated on the basis of presentations. The concepts are explained with demos. The theory is interspersed with exercises. The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.
Participants receive an official certificate Nginx Administration after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : Nginx Intro
Module 2 : Nginx Configuration
Module 3 : Nginx as Reverse Proxy
What is Nginx?
Install Nginx from binary
Install Nginx from source
Serve static content
Nginx as system service
Organization and inclusions
The HTTP Server
Routing and Maps
Mail server proxy
Setting up virtual hosts
Location lookup order
Setting up error pages
Use Variables in Rewrites
Nginx as reverse proxy
Nginx and Apache
Supported upstream protocols
Configuring Apache and Nginx
Nginx proxy module
Note on variables
Proxying Websocket Connections
Module 4 : Monitoring and Logging
Module 5 : Load Balancing
Module 6 : Caching
Access log Files
Error log Files
Specifying custom log format
Tracking slow requests
Log analysis by external programs
Nginx stub status page
Alerts from Nginx
HTTP Load Balancing
TCP Load Balancing
NGINX HA Mode
The Vary: header
Scalable Content Caching
Caching Hash Keys
Cache Bypass and Cache Performance
Sophisticated Media Streaming
TCP and HTTP Health Checks
Module 7 : Security
Access on IP Address
Limiting Rate and Bandwidth
HTTP Basic Authentication
Secure Links and Locations
API Authentication Using JWT
Creating JSON Web Keys
Single Sign-On (SSO)
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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