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Nginx installation on Linux

This article is part of our Academy Course titled Introduction to Nginx. This course will introduce you to the magic of nginx. You will learn to install and configure nginx for a variety of software platforms and how to integrate it with Apache. Additionally, you will get involved with more advanced concepts like Load Balancing, SSL configuration and Websockets proxying. ...

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Introduction to Nginx – Complete Tutorial

Course Overview Nginx is an open source HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, load balancer, and HTTP cache. The nginx project started with a strong focus on high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. It runs on Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, as well as on other *nix flavors. ...

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Set up Tomcat, Apache and mod_jk cluster

In this article I will go through a common set-up for a small production environment. A single tier, load balanced application server cluster. Overview A high level overview of what we will be doing. Downloading and installing Apache HTTP server and mod_jk Downloading Tomcat Downloading Java Configuring two local Tomcat servers Clustering the two Tomcat servers Configuring Apache to use ...

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Configuring ELK stack to analyse Apache Tomcat logs

In this post, we will set up ElasticSearch, Logstash  and Kibana  to analyse Apache Tomcat server logs. Before setting up ELK stack, let’s have a brief about each. ElasticSearch Schema-less database that has powerful search capabilities and is easy to scale horizontally. Indexes every single field, aggregate and group the data. Logstash Written in Ruby and allows us to pipeline data ...

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Sticky Session Load Balancer with Nginx

Load balancer distributes incoming requests across multiple computing application servers. It aims to optimize resource use, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload of any single resource. Nginx supports below load balancing mechanisms: Round-Robin — Requests to the application servers are distributed in a round-robin fashion. Least-Connected — Next request is assigned to the server with the least number of ...

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