NGINX Fundamentals

NGINX Fundamentals


In this hands-on course you will learn to install, configure, and maintain NGINX, along with load balancing, reverse proxying and caching.


NGINX is a high performance, open source web application accelerator that helps more than 37% of the world's busiest websites deliver more content, faster, to its users. NGINX Fundamentals is a hands-on course in which you will learn to install, configure, and maintain NGINX. Not only will you learn to set up NGINX, but you will learn about common use cases such as load balancing, reverse proxy and caching. In the spirit of learning by doing, the course will take you step-by-step through the setup process and in the end you will finish up with a complete basic NGINX Setup. This course is hands-on so bring your laptop and prepare to go to work. This course covers the open source version NGINX.


3.5 hour(s)


  • Why NGINX and How it Compares to the Alternatives
  • Installing NGINX
  • Configuring NGINX
  • Processing requests and working with server blocks
  • Building NGINX from source
  • Using log files for debugging
  • Load balancing, reverse proxy, caching and other common use cases
  • Take home exercise


NGINX Fundamentals is aimed at System Administrators who are new to NGINX, but have a foundational understanding of web server set up and configuration.


Before signing up for NGINX Fundamentals, it recommended that you have some experience with using the command line and basic Unix commands.

This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • You are familiar with sudo and understand what root access means
  • ssh
  • wget
  • vim, or your preferred text editor in Ubuntu or similar
  • mkdir
  • cd
  • ls

In addition, if you are using a machine with a Windows OS, it is required to have Putty installed, or a VMWare player with a Linux OS installed on it.

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