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Performance and Security Tutorials for Apache, Nginx and LiteSpeed

Web servers are the heart and soul of the internet. Without them you shouldn’t be able to even read this text. Our Web Server Tutorials will help you to tweak the performance and security in Apache, Nginx and LiteSpeed web servers.

Install Brotli (mod_brotli) on Apache Web Server

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Brotli compression is the new replacement for Gzip and mod_deflate. Days ago we wrote a tutorial on how to install brotli on Nginx web server, and today we will try to explore a way to install brotli compression on Apache web server. Brotli support for Apache web servers is done by using mod_brotli, an official HTTP module that provides…

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Install Brotli Compression on Nginx (ngx_brotli)

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Brotli is the next generation lossless compression algorithm for web applications. I discovered this fantastic new compression algorithm while working with one of my customers. It is the new RFC 7932 standart that provides a better solution than the traditional and beloved gzip. Nowadays, it is supported by 90% of the most popular browsers, so it is almost…

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How to install Varnish Cache on cPanel

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A few days ago one of our customers requested our tech suppor team to install Varnish on a cPanel + CentOS 7 dedicated server. He wanted to stick to Apache, but to speed up the static file serving, and this is the configuration we used to help him. But first, before into getting directly into the installation process,…

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Run Nginx as a Docker Container

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The days of working with FTP and simple operating system virtualizations are over… Modern web developers use Docker + Terminal to run & manage their services, and on this article we will explore a simple and fast way to run Nginx as a Docker container so you can start working with the fantastic Nginx dockerized. Docker containers changed…

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Best Nginx anti hotlink configuration in 2017

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Hotlinking is a big problem for most developers and website owners. On this article we will explore what is hotlink, and how to effectively configure an image hotlink protection for Nginx. Are you looking for a simple Nginx configuration to stop image hotlinking? Tired of this problem? Keep reading to learn how to stop hotlinking, we are going to…

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Top 10 Nginx Tips to increase web server performance

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Nginx is my favourite web server.  I started testing Nginx on 2010, and started writing Nginx tutorials around 2012, when it was being adopted only by a few big companies. Today everybody uses Nginx because it is fast and 100% compatible with all kind of web programming languages, by far the best alternative to Apache 2. Let’s find…

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Nginx upstream timed out

Upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out) while reading response header from upstream, that was the exact message I saw on my system logs today. I knew I already fixed this many times, but haven’t any documentation about it, that’s why today I’m writing this post, to have a definitive and fast way to search for Nginx upstream timed…

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