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Instant Nginx Starter by Martin Fjordvald

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Installation

There are two ways to install nginx, either by building it from source, or by installing a binary package via a package manager, such as yum or apt. Each method has its own pros and cons, and which method we choose depends on what we need nginx to do and which OS we're using.

Historically nginx, Inc has only provided the source files for nginx so that we could compile the software ourselves, and only recently have they begun distributing binary packages for the various Linux distributions. Additionally, nginx requires that third party modules are compiled statically instead of being loaded at runtime. The end result of this is that the nginx ecosystem ends up with a number of native binary packages and custom binary packages built ...

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