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Build a strong foundation in NGINX with this practical course suited to both beginners and the more experienced.

  • Learn to customise the NGINX installation

  • Configure NGINX as a web server

  • Install & configure a server-side programming language as an NGINX backend

  • Learn to tweak NGINX for optimal performance

  • Secure NGINX with some security best practises

An invaluable skill for any techie or developer in the web industry

NGINX is the fastest growing and most popular web server for a reason, so understanding it will be an invaluable skill to anyone working in the web industry, specially network admins & web developers.

This course will provide a very practical and concise approach to learning NGINX and will give you a solid base to immediately start creating secure, high performance web servers.

Content and Overview

With 39 concise and practical lectures, this course aims to teach a solid foundational understanding of NGINX and is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of networking and the linux command line interface.

The course starts by looking at the differences between NGINX and Apache for those with Apache experience and then explains the different ways of installing NGINX, customising your install, and configuring NGINX as a service.

The installation section also covers updating NGINX without downtime and adding/removing modules.

The bulk of the course is then focussed on configuring NGINX as a web server, including connecting it to a PHP backend and configuring some of NGINX's best features, such as Gzipping and GeoIP.

The final section will go over securing the server and the user via SSL and other security best practices.

Upon completion of this course you will have the practical skills to immediately start building secure, high performance web servers or improve and better understand existing hosting solutions you might work with.

This course is to the point and everything is demonstrated in the most simple, yet practical ways.

We do not focus on the theory, but get straight to installing, configuring and learning.

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Length 4 total hours
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Instructor Ray Viljoen
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Language English
Subjects IT & Networking
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highly recommend

Simple, clear & excellent course, highly recommend for anyone who's looking for a nginx course.

I highly recommend you to check out this course if interested in Nginx Very informative and comprehensive.

Highly recommend this course for effectively learning the basics of nginx.

I highly recommend this tutorial.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants to get a quick intro with nginx.

I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in using Nginx in their server stack.

Highly recommend!

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reverse proxy

15 hours later after writing the first part of my review, I have my web app working with nice-green-lock-secure SSL connection established, nginx as a reverse proxy.

I bought this course mostly to get a taste of the reverse proxy capabilities of nginx and to my surprise that was such a small portion and really not even that significant compared to the depth that's gone into in this course.

Course answered all questions I had, so I could manage to make my Node app working behind the Nginx as reverse proxy.

In that sense, this is great; I get the reverse proxy and its benefits, and kind of feel like I know where to go look now for specifics.

Covers everything you need to get up and running, including ssl, http2, reverse proxying, geoIp.

If you need to set a web-server, a load balancer, a gateway or a reverse proxy and you need to go 0 to hero in one afternoon - get this course.

I wish however that there was a section talking about reverse proxy, rewrite, and perhaps even the email proxy configuration.

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load balancing

Load balancing and reverse proxy is explained nicely and several links are provided to gain more depth knowledge on Nginx.

Yes, so far it was, but I'll give my final ratings at the end of the course Excellent explaining for the main parts of proxying and load balancing, that's the part I was intersted in, can't wait to watch the rest ?

The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is because of the small amount of content, however I believe the instructor has mentioned that he will be adding more (including load balancing etc).

I took this course primarily to configure load balancing on my local machine to load balance Spring Boot applications.

Nice overall tutorial with thorough explanations on the inner workings of nginx on important matters (performance, security, load balancing etc).

On the other hand - I was expecting a little bit more as I did not find any knowledge about reverse proxy or load balancing modes.

Too bad load balancing wasn't included in the course that would be a 5s course.

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easy to follow

Great course, easy to follow and concepts are explained clearly.

Well-designed, clear and easy to follow.

Clear, concise and really easy to follow.

This tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow.

The materials are very well explained and the examples are easy to follow and understand.

Great course Ray is very clear and easy to follow.

The steps are easy to follow and concise, perfect!

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highly recommended

Bueno, lo que me esperaba A great introduction to nginx, highly recommended!

keep going Highly recommended!

Highly recommended to any Systems Administrator and Engineer.

Highly recommended for any beginner on Nginx Really good course on the fundamentals of nginx.

I will lookout for him and highly recommended for anyone who just started on Nginx like me.

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too fast

Not too fast, not too slow, just great.

Everything was informative, well explained I actually slowed the video down from my usual 2x speed because the pace wasn't slow and wasn't too fast either.

I thank corse is too fast, maybe more detail with using tech(apt-get vs yum...) Great short course on nginx.

Very good lessons but the teacher speek too fast and vodeo lessons have not subtitles (it's a good help if english is not your mother tongue).

But he's too fast... the pace could be slowed down a little within each lecture.

Sometimes a bit too fast but very easy to understand.

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Rating 4.5 based on 472 ratings
Length 4 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $9
From Udemy
Instructor Ray Viljoen
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects IT & Networking
Tags IT & Software Network & Security

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