HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) protects against HTTP downgrade attacks by forcing browsers to only make secure connections with your domain. Adding NGINX HSTS is similar to and designed to work with SSL redirects. The HSTS header embeds the redirect code within the user’s web browser. The security HTTP header is supported by the most Read More >

How to Create NGINX Redirects

NGINX can be used as a web server (in lieu of Apache) or proxy server. For those using it as a web server, creating NGINX redirects requires editing server configuration files. This is different from Apache which also checks .htaccess files during web server requests. NGINX doesn’t use .htaccess. Need to know how to redirect Read More >

How to Fix Nextcloud Not Working With NGINX

Whether you install Nextcloud manually, with Softaculous, or using their Web Installer, you may login only to see CSS issues preventing you from using the web application. See the image for an example of how this may appear: If your new Nextcloud installation resembles this, the issue may be related to your NGINX cPanel Cache Read More >

How to Install NGINX on cPanel

In this article, we will outline how to install the popular NGINX web server software on your VPS or Dedicated Hosting account. Installing this software allows your web server to cache content and increase server performance. This ultimately translates into faster websites and better experiences for end users. The installation process requires both root WHM Read More >

Hide Your NGINX Server Version

Banner grabbing is the act of scanning websites to find server information including services and open ports. This technique is used during vulnerability assessments. Hiding your NGINX server version from scanning tools makes it harder for hackers to know what vulnerabilities can be exploited on your server. Below we’ll cover how VPS and dedicated server Read More >

Manage NGINX

In this tutorial: NGINX Traffic Flow NGINX Logs Troubleshoot NGINX Additional Notes In this tutorial, we will show you how to manage NGINX on your server. We will explain how the traffic flows, provide information on where relevant files and logs are located. Then, we will provide some NGINX troubleshooting steps and additional notes. **Note: Read More >

How to Un-Install NGINX

In this tutorial: Change Listening Ports Install NGINX If you no longer want NGINX on your server, you can easily remove the package to un-install it. In this tutorial we will walk you through removing NGINX from your cPanel server. First, you will have to change the listening ports back to the default settings in Read More >

What is Nginx Reverse Proxy?

What is Nginx? Nginx (pronounced “Engine-X”) is an open source, high-performance Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server. In technical terms, it is an event-driven asynchronous server. This means the method by which Nginx handles processes (required for loading web content, for example) is driven by conditions and delegated to alternative server resources to bear the load Read More >

Basic Nginx Commands

This short tutorial covers a few basic commands or tasks that can be performed with Nginx from the commandline. Understanding the basic commands is the first step to understanding how to manage Nginx on your server. You can invoke the Nginx executable using the -s paramTeter. The correct syntax is as follows: nginx -s signal Read More >

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