Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Leading Application Delivery Platform Teams With O’Reilly Media for Practical Guide on Delivering High Performance Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 14, 2015) – NGINX, Inc., the engine powering applications and content for the modern web, today announced the latest in the “Animal” series books from O’Reilly Media, “NGINX: A Practical Guide to High Performance.” The book offers an in-depth look into NGINX’s core technology, and provides developers and system administrators with insights into how to get up and running with NGINX to successfully scale websites and applications.

The hard copy will be published in October, but NGINX has teamed with O’Reilly to provide a free preview eBook version, available today.

The book, authored by Steve Corona, cofounder and CTO of TwitPic, is designed for new and experienced users alike. It will help new users get started with NGINX through the use of real-world applications, use cases, and lessons learned by scaling NGINX to handle 10,000 visits per second. It will also familiarize new and experienced users with NGINX’s ability to route HTTP traffic, serve as a proxy to many types of applications, and act as a software load balancer.

By downloading the preview version, software developers and systems engineers will learn:

  • How to install NGINX
  • How to use NGINX as a software load balancer
  • How to setup NGINX as a reverse proxy for serving dynamic web applications
  • How to tune NGINX for optimal performance and scale

“Like most developers, O’Reilly Media books have been a regular part of my life, helping me learn and make the most of the amazing technology developed by my peers,” said NGINX creator, Igor Sysoev, in his foreword. “Fast forward 10 years and the use of NGINX is remarkable. As of early 2015, we power 24% of all web servers and almost half of the world’s busiest sites, and companies like Airbnb, Netflix, and Uber are using our software to invent the digital future. This book is another remarkable milestone in our history.”

In its last partnership with O’Reilly Media, NGINX provided a free preview version of the book, “Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems” by Sam Newman, which was downloaded more than 55,000 times.

To download a free preview copy of “NGINX: A Practical Guide to High Performance,” please visit


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