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System administration tools

Since you are going to be installing and configuring Nginx, we assume that you are the administrator of your server. Setting up such an important component on your system requires good understanding of the administration concepts and tools available with your Linux operating system.

Running a command as Superuser

As we discussed in the Superuser Account section, it is important to respect the principle of least privilege. In that extent, you should log in to your system with the root account as rarely as possible. When you do so, you put your system at risk in many ways. Firstly, if your network communications were to be intercepted, the potential damage caused by a computer hacker would be greatly reduced if they intercepted ...

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