Tag Archive: Nginx

Mar 16

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters I was struggling on figuring out why my cache size was not growing as intended. I had setup my configuration so that pages would be cached for a really long time but refreshed often. The idea being able to cache my entire site but …

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Mar 01

How to: Install Ruby in an Ubuntu Server to use it with NewRelic’s Plugins

How to: Install Ruby in an Ubuntu Server to use it with NewRelic’s Plugins: Memcached & NginX Everytime I try to install a plugin for New Relic I find myself trying to figure out how to perform each of the steps. Also, most of them require other applications to be installed as well like Ruby …

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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

How to: Add or Remove Symbolic links in Ubuntu

How to: Add or Remove Symbolic links in Ubuntu Unlike Windows, in Linux based systems symbolic links are use quite frequently. The advantage of using symbolic links is that they allow you to have the same file in multiple locations, but the content to remain the same across all of them regardless of where you …

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Feb 19

How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server

How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server Everytime I try to install a plugin for New Relic I find myself trying to figure out how to perform each of the steps. For example, take this instructions on how to install the NginX agent to get monitoring on your web server: …

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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

How to: Create a php file to check on the status of a Drupal Server

How to: Create a php file to check on the status of a Drupal Server I was working on creating a php status file that would indicate if a server was able to handle client requests or not. The idea is that you can have a loadbalancer check periodically those status.php files to see if …

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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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Feb 12

Changes with NginX 1.4.5

Changes with NginX 1.4.5 Below are the list of changes from the 1.4.4 release of NginX to stable version 1.4.5. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from:¬†http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.4.5 11 Feb 2014 *) Bugfix: the $ssl_session_id variable contained full session serialized instead of just a session id. Thanks to …

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