By Rahul Sharma

NGINX is likely one of the most typical unfastened, open resource net servers. Its performance-oriented structure and small footprint makes it an incredible selection for high-traffic websites.

NGINX bargains nice functionality and optimum source usage to its directors. This sensible consultant walks you thru find out how to song one of many prime loose open resource net servers to realize optimum functionality for high-traffic websites. It additionally explores how one can increase community usage for prime loads.

The travel starts off with an outline of the NGINX structure. you'll construct and configure NGINX for optimum usage of the to be had. The publication demonstrates numerous practices to enhance final mile content material supply through the use of timeouts, caching, and compression. you will additionally observe a variety of unfastened open resource instruments to check and benchmark net server functionality, permitting you to make sure NGINX functionality at each step.

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You can add as many modules as you want. The NGINX official release does not support these modules, so make sure that you test the binaries before setting them up for production. If you are building from the mainline source, then modules relying on internal APIs can break while moving from one version to another. NGINX – the complete package Now that you know how to configure the available modules in NGINX, you may want to customize the binary as per your needs. While you are enabling/disabling modules, do make a note of all the libraries that NGINX will rely on.

The following sections list the ways and tools to benchmark your server: • Performance testing and baselines • Generating metrics using Siege • Generating metrics using Apache JMeter Performance testing The idea of performance testing is to put the system under pressure and determine various quality attributes, such as stability, responsiveness, and so on. These attributes can serve multiple purposes, such as the following: • Validating whether the application meets a criterion • Validating whether the system can perform in extreme conditions • Comparing different applications • Determining application bottlenecks • Performance tuning Thus, performance testing can serve a number of goals.

The following are the modes in which Siege can be executed: • Default: This is the default behavior of Siege. Basically, the test hits the URL from all simulated users. For every simulated user, the next hit will come after a default delay of 1 second. The time interval can be changed by modifying the delay property in the configuration file. • Benchmark: In this mode, the test engine neglects the delay and runs as fast as the server and the network allow it to. Every simulated user hits the next URL just after the previous one.

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