Tag Archive: Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Aug 18

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare?

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare? So… I have been working with CloudFlare for quite sometime but every now and then when my web server goes down CloudFlare seems to be unable to serve my pages while it comes back. I had to create my own cache server for it but it involved another …

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Oct 26

How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL

  How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL It comes at no surprise that a lot of people are looking into moving their sites to HTTPs due to recent events: Google’s decision to give ranking points to sites that use SSL / HTTPs and eavesdropping by governments world wide. There are a number …

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Feb 28

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server Generally people use NginX as a Reverse Proxy server, which is what it was designed for. However, after working with NginX for sometime now, I realized conceptually a proxy server could work both ways, right? The thought is an interesting one but its market might be …

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Feb 19

Resolved: 400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large when using NginX

Resolved: 400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large when using NginX One of the issues I ran into when using NginX was: “400 Bad Request – Request header or Cookie too large.” This was strange to me as my site had been working properly and this behavior was only experienced when doing …

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Feb 13

What is: NginX

What is: NginX Lately I have been writing a lot about NginX so I thought I would write a small post to describe NginX and what it is.Although I like to write it NginX because its origins are in the Linux world they write it all in lower case nginx (I know, boring right). The …

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Feb 12

How to: Install NginX

How to: Install NginX If you want to Install NginX, we currently host a PPA that tries to keep up with the latest updates from NginX. Sometimes we make changes to the build when something breaks or doesn’t work but most of the time we use the same package that is provided by the NginX …

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Jan 17

Resolve: Nginx – 413 Request Entity Too Large

Resolve: Nginx – 413 Request Entity Too Large When working with WordPress you might come across a message that indicates HTTP Error when uploading any media to your site. Obviously there are tons of things that could cause this error, like the memory you have allocated to PHP, or even some NginX configuration might cause …

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Dec 21

Custom NginX Distribution – Available Packages

Custom NginX Distribution – Available Packages As part of the custom NginX distribution available on this site, there are a few packages you can chose from depending on your needs that can be deployed. Below is the list of packages, additional information and description: Different packages available: Package: nginx Architecture: all Depends: nginx-full | nginx-light, This …

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Dec 15

How to: Purge Http and Https caches in NginX with NginX Helper

How to: Purge Http and Https caches in NginX with NginX Helper If I had a wish list, it would be remote purge and supporting custom purging expressions/keys. Regardless, If you edit the file nginx-helper/purger.php and modify some lines you can send your purge request to both your http and https server. In my case …

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Dec 14

Custom NginX Distribution

Custom NginX Distribution I created a custom NginX distribution to address the need of NginX with the purge cache plugin in newer Ubuntu versions. The source can be obtained from Github: https://github.com/JCBauza/NginX/ and the PPA for your system at: https://launchpad.net/~cloudingenium/+archive/nginx-mainline. Stable vs Mainline There are two PPAs available: One for the Stable releases and one for the Mainline releases. In a post to …

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