Nginx Web Server Best Security Practices

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 9, 2010


Nginx is a web server/reverse proxy and e-mail proxy for UNIX, GNU/Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows. According to nixCraft, it also powers several high traffic Web sites, including WordPress, Hulu, and SourceForge.


A collection of 20 hints improve the security of nginx Web servers running on Linux or UNIX operating systems.

"Nginx is a lightweight, high performance web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy. It runs on UNIX, GNU/Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. According to Netcraft, 6% of all domains on the Internet use Nginx Web server. Nginx is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K problem. Unlike traditional servers, Nginx doesn't rely on threads to handle requests. Instead it uses a much more scalable event-driven (asynchronous) architecture. Nginx powers several high traffic web sites, such as WordPress, Hulu, Github, and SourceForge. This page collects hints how to improve the security of Nginx Web servers running on Linux or UNIX like operating systems."

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