Nginx Training in Fargo

Nginx Training in Fargo

Nginx open-source, high-performance HTTP server courses

ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park

ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park
3523 45th Street South Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58104
United States
North Dakota US
ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park

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Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration

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Alptug Dilek - TÜBİTAK - YTE

Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration

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Suttipong Bumlungvech - The Enterprise Resources Training Co., Ltd.

Nginx Course Events - Fargo

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
nginxsca Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park 21 hours Wed, Feb 7 2018, 9:30 am $5370 / $7220
nginxsca Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park 21 hours Mon, Apr 2 2018, 9:30 am $5370 / $7220
nginxsca Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration ND, Fargo - Brandt Office Park 21 hours Wed, May 23 2018, 9:30 am $5370 / $7220

Course Outlines

Code Name Duration Outline
nginxsca Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration 21 hours

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to installing and configuring Nginx based web servers and as an overview to monitoring Nginx server performance.

Module 1: Installing Nginx

  • Installing Nginx using a package manager
  • Configuring for web 
  • Configure the options to specify paths
  • Table: HTTP configure options
  • Enabling various modules
  • Table: HTTP module configure options
  • Disabling unused modules
  • Table: Disable configure options
  • Installing third-party modules

Module 2: A Configuration Guide

  • The basic configuration format
  • Nginx global configuration parameters
  • Table: Global configuration directives
  • Using include files
  • The HTTP server section Client directives, File I/O directives, Hash directives, Socket directives
  • The virtual server section
  • Configuring Locations – where, when, and how

Module 3: Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

  • The proxy module
  • Proxy module directives
  • The upstream module: Keepalive connections and Load-balancing algorithms
  • Types of upstream servers: Single upstream server, Multiple upstream servers, Non-HTTP upstream servers
  • How to handle upstream problems

Module 4: Reverse Proxy Advanced Topics

  • Introduction to Security
  • Encrypting traffic with SSL
  • Authenticating clients using SSL
  • Blocking traffic based on originating IP address
  • Isolating application components for scalability
  • Reverse proxy performance tuning: Buffering, Caching, Compressing

Module 5. The Nginx HTTP Server

  • HTTP server directives
  • HTTP logging directives
  • HTTP file-path directives
  • Name resolution directives
  • HTTP client interaction directives
  • HTTP limits directives
  • HTTP access module directives
  • HTTP streaming directives

Module 6. Nginx Load Balancing

  • About Load Balancing
  • Setting up the environment
  • Using the Upstream Module
  • Using the right directives (Weight, Hash, Max Fails, etc.)
  • Testing your configuration

Module 7: Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Analyzing log files
  • Configuring advanced logging
  • Common configuration errors
  • Performance problems
  • Using the Stub Status module
httpngx HTTP fundamentals and Nginx web server 21 hours

This course is intended for system administrators who want to be able to configure and monitor web servers. It both focuses on general theory behind HTTP and, on the practical side, showcases a specific high-performance web server, Nginx.

  1. HTTP/1.x protocol
    1. Request and response format
    2. Inspecting HTTP conversations with tcpdump and Wireshark
    3. Inspecting HTTP headers in a web browser
    4. Making requests with CURL
    5. Common headers
    6. Request pipelining
    7. Content length and chunked encoding
    8. MIME types
  2. Nginx installation
    1. Installing nginx from Debian packages
    2. Variants of nginx available in Debian and Ubuntu
    3. Installing nginx from source
    4. Starting nginx
    5. Upgrading nginx
  3. Nginx as a static file server
    1. General structure of the configuration file
    2. Setting up virtual hosts
    3. Configuring locations
    4. Location lookup order
    5. Setting up error pages
    6. Issuing redirects
    7. Other forms of URL rewriting
    8. Serving an empty GIF image
    9. Internal and named locations
    10. Overriding MIME types
  4. Client-side performance optimization
    1. Allowing clients to cache resources
    2. The Vary: header
    3. Minimizing the number of requests
    4. Keep-alives
    5. What if a resource needs to change
    6. How web frameworks deal with static files
  5. Content post-processing
    1. Gzip compression
    2. Image scaling
  6. Access control
    1. Restricting access to files based on IP address
    2. Geographical restrictions
    3. Hiding VCS directories and private files
    4. Basic authentication
    5. Other types of authentication
    6. Combining restrictions
    7. Secure links
  7. Applying limits
    1. Traffic shaping
    2. Grouping requests for the purpose of limiting
    3. Rate-limiting requests
    4. Restricting simultaneous connections
  8. Nginx as a reverse proxy
    1. Supported upstream protocols
    2. Dealing with self-signed upstream SSL certificates
    3. Passing parameters to FastCGI and uWSGI backends
    4. Proxying websocket connections
    5. X-Accel-* headers
    6. Modifying headers received and sent by upstream
  9. Language-specific reverse proxy setups
    1. PHP
    2. Python
    3. Ruby
  10. Nginx as an SSL terminator
    1. Generating self-signed SSL certificates
    2. Obtaining certificates from Let's Encrypt
    3. Restricting available ciphers
    4. Working with session tickets
    5. Stapling OCSP responses
    6. Verifying SSL configuration
    7. Accepting client-side certificates
    8. HTTP/2 considerations
  11. Load balancing with Nginx
    1. Defining upstream groups
    2. Sticky sessions using ip_hash
    3. Extra features of Nginx Plus as a load balancer
    4. Alternatives to Nginx and Nginx Plus
    5. Putting another Nginx behind a Nginx load balancer
    6. Nginx behind HAProxy or AWS load balancer
  12. Nginx as a cache
    1. Telling nginx to cache pages
    2. How nginx reacts to standard caching-related headers
    3. Tunable parameters of caches
    4. Nginx cache vs application-level cache
    5. Clearing the cache
  13. Deploying popular web applications with Nginx
    1. The list of applications to be discussed is determined by the trainer
  14. Logging
    1. Access log and error log files
    2. Specifying custom log format
    3. Tracking slow requests
    4. Optimizing logging
    5. Log rotation
    6. Log analysis by external programs
  15. Monitoring Nginx
    1. Nginx stub status page
    2. Nginx Plus extended live status page
    3. What monitoring systems usually plot and alert about Nginx
  16. High availability with Nginx
    1. How to deploy the same static content to multiple servers
    2. Configuration sharing
    3. Fail-over using an elastic/virtual IP address
    4. Setting up VRRP with Keepalived
    5. Other high-availability stacks
    6. Nginx Plus integration with Keepalived
  17. Common mistakes and security issues related to Nginx configuration
  18. Common performance issues

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