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Base module directives

In this section, we will take a closer look at the base modules. We are particularly interested in answering two questions what are base modules and what directives are made available.

What are base modules?

The base modules offer directives that allow you to define parameters of the basic functionality of Nginx. They cannot be disabled at compile time; as a result, the directives and blocks they offer are always available. Three base modules are distinguished:

  • Core module: Essential features and directives such as process management and security
  • Events module: It lets you configure the inner mechanisms of the networking capabilities
  • Configuration module: Enables the inclusion mechanism

These modules offer a large range of directives; ...

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