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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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How to avoid leeching / hotlinking files?

I use Kleeja script to host files and noticed that certain files are downloaded many more times than the site's visit counter indicates. So I assume that the files are being leeched. The web server is ...
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Unlimited free sitemap generator for Nginx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a sitemap generator Google has listed a couple of SMGs but I don't want to try every single one to find the best. Google's own Sitemap Generator is released only ...
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What does the '^' mean in “rewrite ^ http://example.com permanent;”

I found some configuration of nginx contains: if($args ^~ post=140) { rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent; } What does the ^ mean in rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent?
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Lightweight PHP-supporting webserver: Nginx, Cherokee, or Hiawatha?

I had asked this question on ServerFault, but nobody answered satisfactorily, so I re-ask here. I want a lightweight webserver. The requirements are: PHP support HTTPS support Virtual domains (we ...
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Redirecting to a specific page if the visitor used a certain name to resolve the server address

How can I get visitors redirected to a specific html page if the name used to resolve the server address was a specific one? I tried if ($http_host ~ /forbiddenname/) { rewrite ^(.*)$ /...
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Significant number of non-HTTP requests hitting my site

I'm seeing a significant number of non-HTTP requests hitting a site I just launched. They show up in the server (nginx) logs as non-ASCII and get rejected (correctly) with a 400 status. Here are ...
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Can I skip the PEM pass phrase question when I restart the webserver?

After buying a multi-domain SSL certificate I have started testing it with the Nginx webserver (following documentation in their SSL wiki page). Everything is fine, it works and I get a green ...
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Multi site wordpress setup

Currently my company has 3 blogs and what I did was to install three instances of wordpress over Apache/MySQL, in different directories. The problem is that I have a Slicehost VPS with 256Mb RAM with ...
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Is it worth looking into a webserver other than apache?

I've traditionally deployed my sites under apache, simply by default. I've heard things about NGinX though and I'm wondering under which conditions it would be superior. In addition to apache and ...