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Nginx Tutorials and HowTos

Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy software. This section includes tutorials about Nginx configuration, security, optimization, and tips under Unix like operating systems ( rss feed ).

How to install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS

PHP 7 provides 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP version 5.6. How do I install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 LTS server? How do I install PHP 7 with PHP-FPM in along with Nginx web server?
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How to install Composer on Debian / Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to upgrade my Mediawiki installation and I'm getting an error that read as follows:
    Error: your composer.lock file is not up to date, run "composer update" to install newer dependencies
How do I install composer command for my PHP installation on Debian or Ubuntu Linux running LAMP or LEMP stack? How do I Install and use Composer on running Ubuntu Linux server and fix this problem for mediawiki installation and/or manage and install PHP packages and dependencies for my project?
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Debian 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install Suhosin PHP Extension To Protect Your Server

Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations. It was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. How can I install suhosin extension on a Debian v8.x or Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server?
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Install LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP) Stack on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS

I'm a new Ubuntu Linux user. How do I install the LEMP stack on an Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server using command line options to serve dynamic web apps?
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Nginx: Redirect Backend Traffic Based Upon Client IP Address

I have four Apache backend servers in front of nginx reverse proxy server. How do I make sure nginx reverse proxy load balancer always send specific client IP address (say IP 1.2.3.4) request to http://apachereadwrite/ backend and rest to http://apachereadonly/ backend?
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HowTo: Enable Nginx Status Page

Apache has status page that can provide data about Apache. How do I enable and display such page using nginx server? How do I enable nginx status page on Linux or Unix-like operating systems?
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Nginx: Allow All But Block Certain POST Request URLS For Selected Spammer IP Address/CIDR

I am a small business and ecom site owner. I also run a WordPress based blog to connect with my customers. However, I get too much spam from certain IPs and net-blocks. How do I block access to certain url(s) such as example.com/blog/wp-comments-post.php for selected IP address and CIDRs? How do I allow everyone including IP address 1.2.3.4 to access my blog but block IP address 1.2.3.4 accessing only example.com/blog/wp-comments-post.php? How do I block POST requests for selected IPs/CIDR on nginx?
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Nginx: 301 Redirect To A Domain Name

I am a new Nginx web server user. How do I redirect to a different domain using nginx (say example.org to example.com) permanently?
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HowTo: Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate on Nginx For CentOS / RHEL

I operate a small web site on Cloud server powered by CentOS Linux v6.4. I would like to encrypt my site's information and create a more secure connection. How do I create a self-signed SSL certificate on Nginx for CentOS/Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux based server?
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Nginx Redirect Mobile / Smart Phone Traffic To Mobile Version Of the Web Site

I am a new nginx user and I would like to redirect all mobile / smart phone users from www.example.com to m.example.com domain. How do I detect a mobile phone browser in nginx? How do I redirect all mobile users to sub-domain using regex based rules? How can I automatically redirects visitors on mobile devices to its mobile version at http://m.example.com/ and also allow mobile devices to the desktop website at www.example.com if visiting via http://www.example.com/?desktop=true?
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