nginx (pronounced “engine-x”) is a lightweight, high-performance Web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy, licensed under a BSD-like license.

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UFW Log Question

Can someone tell me exactly what this UFW log reads? What is LEN, SPT, DPT? I'm getting maybe 30 lines of logs like this per day. Is this normal? Aug 27 11:45:44 tehnika kernel: [18508.939504] [UFW ...
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Server flooded with Wordpress login requests. Need advice [on hold]

Recently I was looking at the nginx access logs and found on 2 ocassions a large ammount of requests pointed towards my WP login page. There were over 50.000 requests coming from 2 different IP ...
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Nginx Rewrite causing problems

I wrote a little php script that reads and compresses css and javascript files. I used a rewrite to automatically redirect all resources to that script. The rule looks like this: rewrite ...
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How to make my websites content available as Tor .onion and clearnet .com

I'm running a website with Nginx which I would like to be accessible by Tor and by clearnet. Currently it's only reachable by clearnet, e.g. www.example.com. Of course people just can go to ...
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Redirecting to the file with the correct extension in nginx

I configured my nginx server to correct the file extensions on a domain that only serves static images. Example: A user request /image or /image.png although the file is actually called /image.jpg. ...
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Page requesting content from another IP

I was running a drupal website on Server 01 with IP1 on the domain name example.com with the configuration centos 6 and apache. As we were having a traffic spike, we wanted a more powerful machine. ...
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Firefox 31 not loading SSL site

Firefox 31 was released yesterday, and it seems like it has a problem with SSL: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to api.joeyco.com. SSL peer selected a cipher suite ...
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Code for redirecting an HTML page without an extension using an .htaccess file results in a 404 error

I'm trying to redirect an HTML page to a WordPress page which has no extension. The result of redirecting example.com/fa/home.html to example.com/fa/ is a 404 page not found. As you can see they're ...
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Domain name name repeated in the URL — what is wrong with my Joomla/nginx setup?

I have a joomla site being served from an nginx server with the following config server { listen 80; server_name heftpathology.com; server_name_in_redirect off; access_log ...
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Share a configuration among different “server” directive

I'm trying to share a variable across different "server" blocks, http { set $bad_ua "..."; server { if ($http_user_agent ~ $bad_ua) { ... } } } But nginx says ...
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Tracking 502 bad gateway error

I moved my Wordpress site to WP Engine and now I constantly get 502 errors. I spoke with support and they said that its because I have a lot of DB queries. I ran some tests and my frontpage only has ...
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301 redirecting a blog's RSS feed URL?

I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Ghost this weekend, which changes the RSS feed URL from /feed/ to /rss/. By default Ghost returns a 301 redirect for /feed/, which I've verified by checking ...
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Nginx and Google Appengine Reverse Proxy Security

The scenario is that I have a Google compute node running Nginx as a reverse proxy to the google appengine. The appengine is used to service REST calls from an single page application (SPA). HTTPS ...
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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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Remove www from HTTPS request in Nginx

I have the following code: server { listen 443; server_name www.domain.com; ssl on; ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/domain.com.crt; ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/domain.com.key; return ...
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Get cipher used for HTTPS with nginx

Background I would like to run several Tornado instances with nginx as a load balancer and static file server. Since both are to be running on the same machine (or atleast the same, private network) ...
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Setting up Nginx Load Balancing

I'm setting up an Nginx web server and and want to perform load balancing using the round robin method. This is what I have found thus far: upstream backend { server backend1.example.com; ...
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Do PHP-FPM (and other PHP handlers) need execute permissions on the PHP files they're serving?

I read in a post at Server Fault that PHP-FPM needs execute permissions. However, the answer in When creating a website, what permissions and directory structure? only grants read and write ...
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NGINX URL Redirect - Configuration

What should be the correct configuration , if i want to redirect any request for www.mydomain.com to www.mydomain.com/page. I tried couple of options but always ended up in an redirect loop.
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Why do servers need to know their domain?

Besides routing traffic, why do servers need to be configured with the server name? It seems like a waste in all cases except for routing or hosting for a TLD. Nginx example: server { listen 80; ...
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In NginX what means location ^~

If I'm not wrong, location = / {} means "only the / folder, not the files inside, not the subfolders" location ~ / {} means "the / folder, all the files inside, all the subfolders and their subfiles" ...
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Nginx, URL special characters and punycode

I have an URL with special carachters (nicolòzanetti.com), and I'm having problem telling nginx how to handle it to the correct site. With a basic configuration:(the * in the urls is to tell ...
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Random Apache and NginX stops

I have a virtuell server from strato (german hoster) running on ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with plesk. Lately I have problems that my webserver once in a while doesn't respond request. so I startet ...
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How to leverage browser cache using .htaccess on nginx?

I'm trying to increase the pagespeed of our website ubercore.co. I'm using PageSpeed Insights for Chrome extension to analyze the pagespeed. It has suggested me to "Leverage browser cache". This is ...
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How to map requests to an external directory

I have a directory/application that is located outside of the web root directory of my site. Say the site is here: /var/www/site/htdocs/ And the external app is located here: ...
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Nginx writing separately to two different logs

I've recently taken over as Sysadmin of a site, and the first thing I noticed was that there were two Nginx access_logs defined: access.log and access_new.log, and they were both being written to. ...
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How should I set up and use a CDN for my web application?

I plan to create and run my own CDN. Currently, media and other static content is being served by the web-servers which are behind a load balancer which is a waste of resources. The network structure ...
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Redirecting single URL with Nginx - not working

I have been trying to redirect several single URLs to their new locations using Nginx. The URLs are from Blogger and are in the format: http://domain.com/yyyy/mm/slug. For example, I have this: ...
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Why SPDY-enabled pages are not loading faster?

I've just enabled the SPDY module on nginx, as explanained on the SPDY module site. I expected a speed enhacement on my site, but I haven't noticed it. Using Firefox 25 and Firebug, I tried to take a ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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SEO: Single URL rewrite from one app to another

I have two web applications running on two different servers. I want one, example.com/hello, to redirect to the second, hello.com. But I want both to contribute to each other's SEO ranking. What is ...
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How can I set up friendly URL to Nginx?

I'm trying to use dokuwiki with its friendly URL on Nginx. The problem that I'm facing is, it doesn' show correct path to any link (even stylesheet, and images) on every page. It looks that paths ...
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How to prevent wpad.dat entries in log file

My Nginx access.log is FULL with lines about /wpad.dat (on a completely empty site with only "index.php") : 190.199.220.124 - - [13/Aug/2013:22:37:04 +0000] "GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1" 200 731 "-" ...
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How to query MySQL to build Nginx configuration file?

Is it possible to have a MySQL query in my Nginx config? For example: server { listen 80; $domain = [a way to get the current domain]; $server_info = [a way to do the ...
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Nginx Browser Caching using HTTP Headers outside server/location block

I am having difficulty setting the HTTP expires headers for Nginx outside of specific server (and then location) blocks. What I want is to something like the following: location ~* ...
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Google Analytics and framesets

I have a simple web page hosted in an EC2 machine, using nginx. Let's say my web page is reachable by: http://<my_ec2_machine_static_ip>/my_web_page I've put a Google Analytics tracking code ...
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Is static HTML the fastest?

I have been researching several different techniques to deliver web content fast, like nginx and node.js. When it comes down to performance optimization http expires headers and gzip come to mind. ...
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Simple RewriteRule [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a RewriteRule to make a simple url. I want users to be able to type enter www.example.com/somepage and have it take them to www.example.com/abc/somepage.php How can this be ...
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Ruby on Rails - Passenger Nginx - 403 Forbidden

I've been searching for an answer for a long time now so I'll just try here... I'm trying to get an Ruby on Rails application running with passenger and nginx but I'm getting 403 forbidden when I'm ...
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Nginx proxy_pass 404 error, don't understand why

I'm trying to pass off all calls to /api to my webservice but I keep getting 404s with the following config. Calls to / return index.html as expected. Does anyone know why? upstream backend{ ...
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Why does modx-based site start using different domains for some content?

situation I have a modx site on a VPS with multiple domain and subdomain names. The modx site should use what I call the 'primary' domain name's 'primary' subdomain, ie www.intendedname.tld . The ...
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Google indexed my site through a subdomain, how to fix?

So I recently switched to nginx but I didn't specify my site_name in nginx.conf, which I've learned is interpreted as a wildcard domain, meaning you can access the site through any subdomain. I had a ...
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Which webserver to use for multiple sites? [closed]

Which webserver should I use if I'm going to host about 30 sites and all are using Wordpress. Each site receives about 1k+ visitors daily. Which webserver should I use apache or nginx? I only have 1GB ...
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What is the default behavior of Cache-Control

If no private nor public were defined in the cache-control, e.g. Cache-Control: max-age=31461276 What is the expected behavior?
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Vbulletin on nginx?

As an nginx fan, I need to set up a VB for a friend so I am wondering whether one can server VB site using nginx/php-fpm instead of apache? What are the specefic rewrite rules for that? How common ...
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Trouble with images in phppgAdmin on my Nginx VPS

this is my first time using Nginx or phppgAdmin, and after placing the phppgadmin folder into my public_html folder I find that the resources for the phppgadmin page are broken, images and css ...
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How to block baidu spiders

Most of my visits are from baidu spiders. I don't think it helps search engines at all so I'm thinking of how to block them. Could this be done via iptables? I'm using nginx as my webserver.
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Nginx or Apache for a VPS? [closed]

I consider myself to be an inexperienced user/administrator when it comes to running my VPS. I can get by with a few CLI commands, I can set up Webmin and I can set up Yum repos, but beyond the very ...
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Permissions & File Structure w/ nginx & multiple sites

I am using nginx for the first time as a long time Apache user. I setup a Linode to test everything and to eventually port over my websites. Previously I had /home/user/www (wwwroot) I am looking ...
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Nginx 404 not working with PHP?

I have a 404 file and it is working with nginx. However when I modify the 404 file to redirect the user it does not redirect. visiting http://site.com/404.php redirects the user. visiting ...