500 Internal Server Error in NGINX: PHP-FPM and Internal Causes

by Danila Vershinin, January 25, 2024

Understanding the 500 Internal Server Error in NGINX. Essential read for anyone looking to tackle 500 internal server errors emitted by NGINX.


Optimize NGINX for High-Performance PHP Websites

by Danila Vershinin, December 19, 2023

How to tune NGINX for high-performance PHP websites. In this post, I am going to give you tips on efficient tuning of PHP-FPM pool directives


Serving Pre-compressed Brotli Files with NGINX’s brotli_static Module

by Danila Vershinin, October 10, 2023

Introduction to the Brotli compression Web performance is a crucial for any online business or service. One of the ways to improve web performance is with the compression algorithms like Gzip and Brotli. They help reduce the size of files sent over the network and save bandwidth in the process. NGINX is an extremely efficient […]


The Pitfalls of add_header in NGINX: Solving Inheritance Issues with more_set_headers

by Danila Vershinin, September 15, 2023

Discover why the commonly used add_header directive in NGINX might not be the best choice for managing HTTP headers, especially when dealing with nested configuration blocks. Learn about its limitations in handling inheritance and how the more_set_headers directive offers a robust and intuitive solution. Plus, find out how to easily install more_set_headers using GetPageSpeed RPM repositories.


Accelerate WordPress with Varnish Cache

by Danila Vershinin, March 18, 2023

Learn how to accelerate your WordPress site with Varnish and NGINX on RedHat-based systems. This article covers the steps for installing and configuring Varnish, setting up NGINX as a TLS terminator, and using the Proxy Cache Purge plugin to automatically invalidate cached pages. Speed up your site and improve the user experience with this powerful caching solution.


Free Lifetime SSL for NGINX using LetsEncrypt, without downtime

by Emily Serverwise, January 19, 2023

How to obtain a free SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt without any downtime and set it up in NGINX web server configuration.


Maximizing NGINX Performance: A Comprehensive Guide to Tuning the Backlog and net.core.somaxconn Parameters

by Emily Serverwise, December 28, 2022

Get the Most Out of Your NGINX Web Server: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tuning the Backlog and net.core.somaxconn Parameter


The epoll Connection Processing Method: A Simple Way to Enhance NGINX Performance

by Emily Serverwise, December 27, 2022

Take your NGINX server to the next level with the power of epoll. Learn how this efficient connection processing method can help your server handle high traffic and scale with ease.


How to install NGINX with QUIC HTTP/3 support on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora Linux

by Danila Vershinin, November 6, 2022

How to install NGINX QUIC on the majority of RPM-based systems like CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, and Amazon Linux. Enabling HTTP/3 for your website.


Tuning NGINX maps hashes

by Danila Vershinin, September 1, 2022

Settings NGINX maps correctly for large datasets, tuning based on CPU cache line size and understanding NGINX error messages.