"Nginx is a lightweight, high performance web server/reverse
proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy. It runs on UNIX, GNU/Linux, BSD
variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. According to
Netcraft, 6% of all domains on the Internet use nginx webserver.
Nginx is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K
problem. Unlike traditional servers, Nginx doesn't rely on threads
to handle requests. Instead it uses a much more scalable
event-driven (asynchronous) architecture. Nginx powers several high
traffic web sites, such as WordPress, Hulu, Github, and
SourceForge. This page collects hints how to improve the security
of nginx web servers running on Linux or UNIX like operating
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