How To Boost Web Server Performance with Nginx and Apache

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Apache is the most commonly used web server software on the Internet, and for good reason. Its long history, general reliability, thorough documentation and active support community have helped it grow to include support for nearly anything a web developer can think to throw at it. But Apache’s universal support has not come without some trade-offs.

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How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 15.04

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nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance web server. Need HTTP and HTTPS but don’t want to run Apache? Then nginx may be your next go-to, at least for Linux.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing nginx on Ubuntu 15.04.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 15.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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nginx is a free, open source, high-performance web server. Need HTTP and HTTPS but don’t want to run Apache? Then nginx may be your next go-to, at least for Linux.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 14.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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