How to Install Nginx on DirectAdmin

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm by Jithin

By default, DirectAdmin uses the Apache webserver to serve websites. Apache currently reigns as the best server for websites. The reasons for apache server’s popularity is well documented. Apache’s power and the ability to serve Perl and Python. However, Apache servers carries some drawbacks. Apache contains high memory footage. Nginx is another powerful open source web server that is faster and consumes less RAM. Nginx does not have the ability to process dynamic content natively. To handle   [...]

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Understanding Mod_proxy

Posted at August 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm by Jithin

Mod_proxy is an apache module that is used for implementing a proxy for apache web server. Mod_proxy provides basic proxy capabilities and it manages connections and redirects them. It is used to support virtual host proxies. Mod_proxy can be used as a forward or reverse proxy. A forward proxy forwards to an arbitrary destination where as a reverse proxy forwards to a fixed destination. We can also configure mod_proxy modules to connect to other proxy modules. Mod_proxy module in apache acts as    [...]

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