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Install Nginx

Published on: 5th Dec 2020

Updated on: 12th Jan 2023

What is Nginx

Nginx is a web server for hosting websites that is accessible by the public or office users. It can also work as a reverse proxy which forwards the incoming request to Node.js or other web service.

Why Nginx

Nginx is famous for fast response as compared to Apache.

Here's how you install and configure it

goaccess - the web traffic statistics report generator

Install certbot - to get a SSL cert for your website

certbot is a program that helps to register, install and renew (automatically) SSL cert provided by Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/). This SSL cert is 100% for free.


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Lau Hon Wan, software developer.